Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the flag and keep step to the music of the Union.
Rufus Choate.—Letter to the Whig Convention.

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
Stephen Decatur.—Toast Given at Norfolk, April, 1816.

If any one attempts to haul down the American flag shoot him on the spot.
John A. Dix.—Telegraph from Washington, Jan. 29, 1861, ordering the arrest, at New Orleans, of Capt. Breshwood, commander of the revenue cutter “McClennand,” which it was feared he would turn over to the rebels.

Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.
Emerson.—Hymn sung at the completion of the Concord Monument.

Strike—for your altars and your fires;
Strike—for the green graves of your sires;
God, and your native land!
Fitz-Greene Halleck.—Marco Bozzaris.

He serves his party best, who serves the country best.
Rutherford B. Hayes.—Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877.

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand,
One Nation evermore!
Holmes.—Voyage of the Good Ship Union.

Hail, Columbia! happy land!
Hail, ye heroes! heaven-born band!
Who fought and bled in Freedom’s cause,
Who fought and bled in Freedom’s cause,
And when the storm of war was gone,
Enjoyed the peace your valor won.
Let independence be our boast,
Ever mindful what it cost;
Ever grateful for the prize,
Let its altar reach the skies!
Joseph Hopkinson.—Hail, Columbia.

Our Federal Union: it must be preserved.
Andrew Jackson.—Toast given on the Jefferson Birthday Celebration in 1830: [Benton’s Thirty Years’ View, Vol. I. p. 148.]

Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
Our faith triumphant o’er our fears,
Are all with thee,—are all with thee!
Longfellow.—The Building of the Ship.

The union of lakes, the union of lands,
The union of States none can sever,
The union of hearts, the union of hands,
And the Flag of our Union forever!
George P. Morris.—The Flag of our Union.

Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute.
Charles C. Pinckney.—When Ambassador to the French Republic, 1796.

I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American.
Daniel Webster.—Speech of July 17, 1850.

Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.
Daniel Webster.—Address on Laying the Corner-stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825.

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
Daniel Webster.—Second Speech on Foote’s Resolution.

Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote.
Daniel Webster.—Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826.

A star for every State, and a State for every star.
Robert C. Winthrop.—Address on Boston Common in 1862.

Our Country,—whether bounded by the St. John’s and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less,—still our Country, to be cherished in all our hearts, to be defended by all our hands.
Robert C. Winthrop.—Toast at Faneuil Hall, on the 4th of July, 1845.