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


All quiet along the Potomac to-night,
No sound save the rush of the river;
While soft falls the dew on the face of the dead—
The picket’s off duty forever.
Ethel Lynn Beers.—The Picket Guard.

War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love, and there have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ.
William E. Channing.—War.

War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man.

War is a terrible trade; but in the cause that is righteous,
Sweet is the smell of powder.
Longfellow.—The Courtship of Miles Standish, Part IV. John Alden, Line 135.