Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Private credit is wealth; public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. JuniusAffair of the Falkland Islands. Vol. I. Letter XLII.
He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. Daniel WebsterSpeech on Hamilton, March 10, 1831. Vol. I. P. 200.