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[ Also see America England Love of Country Patriotism Toasts War ]

Uncover when the flag goes by, boys,
  'Tis freedom's starry banner that you greet,
    Flag fames in song and story
      Long may it wave, old glory
        The flag that has never known defeat.
      - Charles L. Benjamin and George D. Sutton,
        The Flag That Has Never Known Defeat

Hats off!
  Along the street there comes
    A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums,
      A flash of color beneath the sky:
        Hats off!
          The flag is passing by.
      - Henry Holcomb Bennett, The Flag Goes By

United States, your banner wears
  Two emblems--one of fame;
    Alas! the other that it bears
      Reminds us of your shame.
        Your banner's constellation types
          White freedom with its stars,
            But what's the meaning of the stripes?
              They mean your negroes' scars.
      - Thomas Campbell,
        To the United States of North America

The meteor flag of England.
      - Thomas Campbell, Ye Mariners of England

Ye mariners of England!
  That guard our native seas;
    Whose flag has braved a thousand years,
      The battle and the breeze!
      - Thomas Campbell, Ye Mariners of England

Fling out, fling out, with cheer and shout,
  To all the winds of Our Country's Banner!
    Be every bar, and every star,
      Displayed in full and glorious manner!
        Blow, zephyrs, blow, keep the dear ensign flying!
          Blow, zephyrs, sweetly mournful, sighing, sighing, sighing!
      - Abraham Coles,
        The Microcosm and other Poems (p. 191)

Here's to the red of it,
  There's not a thread of it,
    No, not a shred of it,
      In all the spread of it,
        From foot to head,
          But heroes bled for it,
            Faced steel and lead for it,
              Precious blood shed for it,
                Bathing in red.
      - John Jay Daly, A Toast to the Flag

If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
      - John Adams Dix, Speeches and Addresses
         (vol. II, p. 440, An Official Dispatch)

When Freedom from her mountain height
  Unfurled her standard to the air,
    She tore the azure robe of night,
      And set the stars of glory there.
      - Joseph Rodman Drake,
        The Croakers--The American Flag (st. 1)

Flag of the free heart's hope and home!
  By angel hands to valour given,
    Thy stars have lit the welkin dome;
      And all thy hues were born in heaven.
      - Joseph Rodman Drake,
        The Croakers--The American Flag (st. 5)

A moth-eaten rag on a worm-eaten pole,
  It does not look likely to stir a man's soul.
    'Tis the deeds that were done 'neath the moth-eaten rag,
      When the pole was a staff, and the rag was a flag.
      - Sir Edward Bruce Hamley,
        referring to the Colors of the 43rd Monmouth Light Infantry

Ay, tear her tattered ensign down!
  Long has it waved on high,
    And many an eye has danced to see
      That banner in the sky.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Ay, here her tattered ensign down!
  Long has it waved on high,
    And many an eye has danced to see
      That banner in the sky.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,
        A Metrical Essay

Nail to the mast her holy flag,
  Set every threadbare sail,
    And give her to the God of storms,
      The lightning and the gale.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,
        A Metrical Essay

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
  Then conquer we must when our cause it is just.
    And this be our motto, "In God is our trust!"
      And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
        O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
      - Francis Scott Key

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
  What so proudly we hailed as the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight
      O'er the ramplarts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
        And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
          Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
            Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
              O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
      - Francis Scott Key, Star-Spangled Banner
         (first stanza of the American National Anthem),
        first stanza of the American National Anthem

Oh! say can you see by the dawn's early light
  What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
    Whose stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
      O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming;
        And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
          Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there!
            Oh! say, does that star spangled banner yet wave,
              O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
      - Francis Scott Key, Star-Spangled Banner
         (st. 1)

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen stall stand
  Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
      Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
        Then conquer we must when our cause it is just.
          And this be our motto, "In God is our trust!"
            And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
              O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
      - Francis Scott Key, Star-Spangled Banner
         (st. 4)

What is the flag of England? Ye have but my breath to dare,
  Ye have but my waves to conquer. Go forth, for it is there.
      - Rudyard Kipling, The English King

England! Whence came each glowing hue
  That hints your flag of meteor light,--
    The streaming red, the deeper blue,
      Crossed with the moonbeams' pearly white?
        The blood, the bruise--the blue, the red--
          Let Asia's groaning millions speak;
            The white it tells of colour fled
              From starving Erin's pallid cheek.
      - George Lunt, Answer to Campbell,
        in "Newburyport News" in Massachusetts

Who forthwith from the glittering staff unfurl'd
  Th' imperial ensign, which full high advanc'd
    Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind.
      - John Milton

Under the sooty flag of Acheron,
  Harpies and Hydras.
      - John Milton, Comus (l. 604)

The imperial ensign; which, full high advanced,
  Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 536)

Under spread ensigns moving nigh, in slow
  But firm battalion.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost
         (bk. VI, l. 533)

Bastard Freedom waves
  Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
      - Thomas Moore, To the Lord Viscount Forbes


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