George Pope Morris

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George Pope Morris

George Pope Morris (October 10, 1802 – July 6, 1864) was an American editor and poet. With Nathaniel Parker Willis, he co-founded the New York Evening Mirror and the Home Journal, later renamed Town and Country.

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  • Woodman, spare that tree!
    Touch not a single bough!
    In youth it sheltered me,
    And I 'll protect it now.
    • Woodman, spare that Tree! (1830), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • A song for our banner! The watchword recall
    Which gave the Republic her station:
    "United we stand, divided we fall!"
    It made and preserves us a nation!
    • The Flag of our Union, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • 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!
    • The Flag of our Union, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Near the lake where drooped the willow,
    Long time ago!
    • Near the Lake, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • In teaching me the way to live
    It taught me how to die.
    • My Mother's Bible, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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