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But there are times when patience proves at fault.
ROBERT BROWNING-Paracelsus. Sc. 3.
The past Hours weak and gray
1. 2 I need not ask thee if that hand, now calmed,
Has any Roman soldier mauled and knuckled, For thou wert dead, and buried and embalmed,
Ere Romulus and Remus had been suckled: Antiquity appears to have begun Long after that primeval race was run. HORACE SMITH-Address to the Mummy in Bel
zoni's Exhibition. 3 Oh, had I but Aladdin's lamp
Tho' only for a day,
TENNYSON—In Memoriam. Pt. XLVI.
(See also DOUDNEY) Many a woman has a past; but I am told she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit. OSCAR WILDE-Lady Windermere's Fan. Act
I. A Woman with a Past. Title of a Novel
by MRS. BERENS. Pub. 1886. Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower. WORDSWORTH-Ode. Intimations of Immortal
ity. St. 10. For old, unhappy, far-off things, And battles long ago.
WORDSWORTH-The Solitary Reaper. That awful independent on to-morrow! Whose work is done; who triumphs in the past; Whose yesterdays look backward with a smile Nor, like the Parthian, wound him as they fly.
YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night II. L. 332.
Rule by patience, Laughing Water!
PATIENCE 10 With strength and patience all his grievous loads
are borne, And from the world's rose-bed he only asks a
thorn. WM. R. ALGER-Oriental Poetry, Mussud's
Praise of the Camel. 11 I worked with patience which means almost
power. E. B. BROWNING—Aurora Leigh. Bk. III. L. 205.
And I must bear
E. B. BROWNING-Prometheus Bound.
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait. LONGFELLOW-A Psalm of Life. St. 9.
All things come round to him who will but wait. LONGFELLOW-Tales of a Wayside Inn. The Student's Tale, Pt. İ.
(See also MILTON under SERVICE)
Endurance is the crowning quality,
She sat like patience on a monument
Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 117.
Patience, when too often outraged, is conMILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 568. verted into madness.
Patience is the art of hoping.
VAUVENARGUES—Réflexions. CCLI. Sua quisque exempla debet æquo animo pati.
Every one ought to bear patiently the results Durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis. of his own conduct.
Persevere and preserve yourselves for better PHÆDRUS—Fables. I. 26. 12.
VERGIL-Æneid. I. 207.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Superanda omnis fortuna ferendo est.
Every misfortune is to be subdued by patience. 6
VERGIL-Æneid. V. 710.
21 tient mind can not find some solace for it. The die was now cast; I had passed the RubiSENECA--De Animi Tranquilitate. X. con. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish 7
with my country was my unalterable determinaAnd makes us rather bear those ills we have tion. Than fly to others that we know not of?
JOHN ADAMS—Works. Vol. IV. P. 8. In a Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 81.
conversation with Jonathan Sewell. (1774)
(PEELE in Edward I (1584?] used the phrase I will with patience hear, and find a time
"Live or die, sink or swim.") Both meet to hear and answer such high things. Till then, my noble friend, chew upon this. Who would not be that youth? What pity is it Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 169.
That we can die but once to save our country! 9
ADDISON—Cato. Act IV. Sc. 4. A high hope for a low heaven: God grant us patience!
Our ships were British oak, Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 195. And hearts of oak our men. 10
S. J. ARNOLD—Death of Nelson.
From distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas we 11
come, My patience to his fury, and am arm'd
Though not with much éclat or beat of drum; To suffer, with a quietness of spirit,
True patriots all; for be it understood The very tyranny and rage of his.
We left our country for our country's good. Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 10. No private views disgraced our generous zeal,
What urged our travels was our country's weal. 12 'Tis all men's office to speak patience
GEORGE BARRINGTON—Prologue for the OpenTo those that wring under the load of sorrow, ing of the Playhouse at Sydney, New South But no man's virtue nor sufficiency
Wales, Jan. 16, 1796. DR. YOUNG's ReTo be so moral when he shall endure The like himself.
venge was played by convicts.
(See also FARQUHAR, FITZGEFFREY) Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 27.
The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence 13
of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heHow poor are they that have not patience!
roic enterprise, is gone! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France. Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 376.
Vol. III. P. 331. 14 Had it pleas'd heaven
26 To try me with affliction *
Be Briton still to Britain true, I should have found in some place of my soul
Among oursel's united;. A drop of patience.
For never but by British' hands Othello. *Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 47.
Maun British wrangs be righted.
Again to the battle. Achaians!
Our hearts bid the tyrants defiance!
I do oppose
Liberté, égalité, fraternité.
Liberty, equality, fraternity.
Watchword of French Revolution. And bold and hard adventures t' undertake, Leaving his country for his country's sake. CHARLES FITZGEFFREY-Life and Death of Sir Francis Drake. St. 213. (1600)
(See also BARRINGTON) Our country is the world Lour countrymen are all mankind. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON—Motto of the Lib
erator., 1837–1839. "My country" originally-later changed to "Our country.”
(See also PLUTARCH) Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, liis first best country ever is at home.
GOLDSMITH–The Traveler. L. 73.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. NATHAN HALE—His Last Words, Sept. 22,
1776. STEWART's Life of Capt. Nathan Hale. Ch. VII.
Our land, the first garden of liberty's tree-
CAMPBELL-Song of the Greeks.
God save the king.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred toward any one. EDITH CAVELL. Quoted by the Newspapers
as her last words before she was shot to death by the Germans in Brussels, Oct. 12,
“My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.” G. K. CHESTERTON—The Defendant.
(See also DECATUR) We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the flag and I keep step to the music of the Union. RUFUS CHOATE-Letter to a Worcester Whig
Convention. Oct. 1, 1855.
Our country is the common parent of all.
I have heard something said about allegiance to the South: I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.
HENRY CLAY—In the U. S. Senate. (1848) 7
I hope to find my country in the right: however I will stand by her, right or wrong. JOHN J. CRITTENDEN. In Congress, when
President Polk sent a message after the de feat of the Mexican General Arista by General Taylor. May, 1846.
(See also CHESTERTON, DECATUR) 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. See MACKENZIE's Life of Stephen Decatur. Ch. XIV. (See also CRITTENDEN, SCHURZ, WINTHROP) I wish I was in de land ob cotton, Ole times dar am not forgotten, Look-a-way! Look-a-way! Look-a-way, Dixie
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
count in Century, Aug., 1887. A Southern
version was written by ALBERT PIKE. 10
'Twas for the good of my country that I should be abroad. Anything for the good of one's country-I'm a Roman for that. Geo. FARQUHAR—The Beaux' Stratagem. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 89.
(See also BARRINGTON)
Strike-for your altars and your fires;
God-and your native land!
And shall Trelawny die?
Will know the reason why!
Western Men. Mr. Hawker asserts that he
. (Trelawny was Bishop of Bristol.) First appearance in the Royal Devonport Telegram and Plymouth Chronicle, Sept. 2, 1826. Story of the ballad in MACAULAY'S
History of England. Footnote for HAWKER. 18
He serves his party best who serves the country best. RUTHERFORD B. Hayes. Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877.
(See also HOMER)
If we do dread death for a sacred cause? Who fears to speak of Ninety-eight?
TERENCE McSWINEY—Lines written when a Who blushes at the name?
boy. In the Nation, Nov. 3, 1920. When cowards mock the patriot's fate, Who hangs his head for shame?
Our spirit is ... to show ourselves eager to JOHN K. INGRAM—In The Dublin Nation. work for, and if need be, to die for the Irish ReApril 1, 1843. Vol. II. P. 339.
public. Facing our enemy we must declare an 2
attitude simply. We ask for no mercy Our federal Union: it must be preserved. and we will make no compromise. ANDREW JACKSON—Toast given at the Jefferson TERENCE McSWINEY, Lord Mayor of Cork.
Birthday Celebration in 1830. See W. J. From a document in his possession when he SUMNER's Life of Jackson.
was sentenced, in August, 1920. 3 Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Vox diversa sonat: populorum est vox tamen una, SAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson. Cum verus PATRIÆ diceris esse PATER. (1775)
There are many different voices and lan
guages; but there is but one voice of the That man is little to be envied, whose patriot peoples when you are declared to be the true ism would not gain force upon the plain of "Father of your country.” Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer MARTIAL-De Spectaculis. III. 11. among the ruins of Jona.
(See also JUVENAL) SAMUEL JOHNSON—A Journey to the Western
We, that would be known Islands. Inch Kenneth,
The father of our people, in our study 5 Pater patriæ.
And vigilance for their safety, must not change Father of his country.
Their ploughshares into swords, and force them JUVENALSat. VIII. 244. Title bestowed
The secure shade of their own vines, to be on Cicero (B.C. 64) after his consulship, "a
Scorched with the flames of war. mark of distinction which none ever gained
MASSINGER—The Maid of Honour. Act I. 1. before.” PLUTARCH-Life of Cicero. PLINY. Bk. VII, calls CICERO "Parens patriæ."
(See also JUVENAL) Title conferred on Peter the Great by the Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine captos Russian Senate. (1721) See Post-Boy, Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui. Dec. 28–30, 1721. Also applied to AUGUSTUS Our native land charms us with inexpresCÆSAR and MARIUS.
sible sweetness, and never allows us to forget (See also MARTIAL, MASSINGER, SENECA, also that we belong to it. Knox under WASHINGTON)
OviD-Epistola Ex Ponto. I. 3. 35. 6
Je meurs content, je meurs pour la liberté de Omne solum forti patria est. mon pays.
The whole earth is the brave man's country. I die content, I die for the liberty of my OVID—Fasti. I. 501. country.
(See also PAINE, PLUTARCH) Attributed to LE PELLETIER, also to MARSHAL LANNES.
Patria est, ubicunque est bene. 7
Our country is wherever we are well off. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from PACUVIUS, quoted by CICERO—Tusculan. Disevery battlefield and patriot grave to every living putations. V. 37. ARISTOPHANES. Plauheart and hearthstone all over this broad land, TUS.
EURIPIDES—Fragmenta Incerta. will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when PHIPISKUS— Dion Cassius. I. 171. again touched, as surely they will be, by the
(See also QUINTUS) better angels of our nature. LINCOLN— Inaugural Address. March 4, 1861.
My country is the world, and my religion is
to do good. 8 Is it an offence, is it a mistake, is it a crime to
Thos. PAINE-Rights of Man. Ch. V.
(See also Ovid) take a hopeful view of the prospects of your own country? Why should it be? Why should pa- They know no country, own no lord, triotism and pessimism be identical? Hope is Their home the camp, their law the sword. the mainspring of patriotism.
Free rendering of passage in Silvio PELLICO's D. LLOYD GEORGE-House of Commons, Oct. Enfernio de Messina. Act V. Sc. 2. 30, 1919.
Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute. And how can man die better
Attributed to Chas. C. PINCKNEY when AmThan facing fearful odds,
bassador to the French Republic. (1796) For the ashes of his fathers
Denied by him. Said to have been "Not a And the temples of his gods?
penny-not a sixpence." Attributed also to MACAULAY—Horatius keeps the Bridge.
ROBERT GOODLOE HARPER, of South Caro10
lina. 'Twere sweet to sink in death for Truth and I have ten thousand for defense, but none Freedom!
to surrender; if you want our weapons, Yes, who would hesitate, for who could bear
come and get them. The living degradation we may know
The response of an ancient General.
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, Let our object be, our country, our whole while a foreign troop was landed in my country country, and nothing but our country. I never would lay down my arms, never! never! DANIEL WEBSTER–Address at the Laying of never!
the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill MonuWILLIAM PIT (Earl of Chatham)-Speech. ment. June 17, 1825.
Nov. 18, 1777 2
Thank God, -1 also-am an American! Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a DANIEL WEBSTER-Completion of Bunker Hill Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Monument. June 17, 1843. PLUTARCH-On Banishment. (See also GARRISON, OVID)
Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I Patria est ubicumque vir fortis sedem elegerit.
give my hand and heart to this vote.
DANIEL WEBSTER–Eulogy on Adams and JefA brave man's country is wherever he
ferson. chooses his abode. QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS—De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni. VI. 4. 13.
I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American!
DANIEL WEBSTER-Speech. July 17, 1850. Our country, right or wrong! When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right! CARL SCHURZ-Speech in U.S. Senate. (1872); assertion, a sentimentality of flag-cheering with
Patriotism has become a mere national self (See also DECATUR)
no constructive duties. Where's the coward that would not dare
H. G. WELLS—Future in America.
The lines of red are lines of blood, nobly and
unselfishly shed by men who loved the liberty Servare cives, major est virtus patriæ patri. of their fellowmen more than they loved their
To preserve the life of citizens, is the great own lives and fortunes. God forbid that we est virtue in the father of his country.
should have to use the blood of America to SENECA-Octavia 444.
freshen the color of the flag. But if it should
ever be necessary, that flag will be colored once Had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike,
more, and in being colored will be glorified and I had rather have eleven die nobly purified. for their country, than one voluptuously sur WOODROW WILSON—Flag Day Speech. May feit out of action.
7, 1915. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 24.
I do love
Our country-whether bounded by the St. My country's good with a respect more tender, John's and the Sabine, or however otherwise More holy and profound, than mine own life. bounded or described, and be the measurements Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 111.
more or less;—still our country, to be cherished
in all our hearts, and to be defended by all our Where liberty is, there is my country.
bands. ALGERNON SIDNEY's motto.
RoBt. C. WINTHROP-Toast at Faneuil Hall.
July 4, 1845. He held it safer to be of the religion of the Our country, however bounded. King or Queen that were in being, for he knew Toast founded on the speech of WINTHROP. that he came raw into the world, and accounted
(See also DECATUR) it no point of wisdom to be broiled out of it. JOHN TAYLOR—The Old, Old, Very Old Man. There are no points of the compass on the (Part.)
chart of true patriotism.
ROBT. C. WINTHROP—Letter to Boston ComA saviour of the silver-coasted isle.
mercial Club. June 12, 1879. TENNYSON-Ode on Death of Duke of Wellington. Pt. VI.
Our land is the dearer for our sacrifices. The
blood of our martyrs sanctifies and enriches it. Put none but Americans on guard tonight. Their spirit passes into thousands of hearts. Attributed to WASHINGTON. The only basis How costly is the progress of the race. It is only
for this order seems to be found in Wash by the giving of life that we can have life. ington's circular letter to regimental com Rev. E. J. YOUNG--Lesson of the Hour. In manders, dated April 30, 1777, regarding Mag. of History. Extra. No. 43. Originalrecruits for his body guard. "You will ly pub, in Monthly Religious Mag., Boston, therefore send me none but natives." A few May, 1865. months before, Thomas Hickey, a deserter (See also LINCOLN under SOLDIERS) from the British army, had tried to poison Washington, had been convicted and hanged. America is the crucible of God. It is the
melting pot where all the races are fusing and Hands across the sea,
reforming these are the fires of God Feet on English ground,
you've come to.
Into the crucible with The old blood is bold blood, the wide world round. you all. God is making the American. BYRON WEBBER-Hands Across the Sea.
ZANGWILL—The Melting Pot.