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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Emigration
 
Down where yon anch’ring vessel spreads the sail,
That, idly waiting, flaps with every gale,
Downward they move, a melancholy band,
Pass from the shore and darken all the strand.
        Goldsmith—Deserted Village. L. 399.
  1
Beheld the duteous son, the sire decayed,
The modest matron, and the blushing maid,
Forc’d from their homes, a melancholy train,
To traverse climes beyond the Western main.
        Goldsmith—Traveller. L. 407.
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From the vine-land, from the Rhine-land,
From the Shannon, from the Scheldt,
From the ancient homes of genius,
  From the sainted home of Celt,
From Italy, from Hungary,
  All as brothers join and come,
To the sinew-bracing bugle,
  And the foot-propelling drum;
Too proud beneath the starry flag to die, and keep secure
  The liberty they dreamed of by the Danube, Elbe, and Suir.
        John Savage—Muster of the North.
  3
At the gate of the West I stand,
On the isle where the nations throng.
We call them “scum o’ the earth.”
        R. H. Schauffler—Scum o’ the Earth.
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Exilioque domos et dulcia limina mutant
Atque alio patriam quærunt sub sole jacentem.
  And for exile they change their homes and pleasant thresholds, and seek a country lying beneath another sun.
        Vergil—Georgics. Bk. II. 511.
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