James Thomas Fields

American writer and publisher
I’m an owl; you’re another. Sir Critic, good day.

James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817April 24, 1881) was an American publisher and author.

QuotesEdit

Their flag is but a rag... Ours is the true one... Up with the Stars and Stripes!
Let our colors fly, boys... Guard them day and night... For victory is liberty... And God will bless the right.
  • Just then, with a wink and a sly normal lurch,
    The owl very gravely got down from his perch,
    Walked round, and regarded his fault-finding critic
    (Who thought he was stuffed) with a glance analytic.
    • The Owl-Critic, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "I’m an owl; you’re another. Sir Critic, good day."
    And the barber kept on shaving.
    • The Owl-Critic, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Oh, to be home again, home again, home again!
    Under the apple-boughs, down by the mill!
    • In a strange Land, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The skipper stormed and tore his hair,
    Hauled on his boots and roared at Marden—
    "Nantucket's sunk and here we are
    Right over old Marm Hackett’s garden!"
    • The Nantucket Skipper, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Is n’t God upon the ocean
    Just the same as on the land?
    • The Tempest, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Rally round the flag, boys—
    Give it to the breeze!
    That's the banner that we bore
    On the land and seas.
    Brave hearts are under it,
    Let the traitors brag,
    Gallant lads, fire away!
    And fight for the flag.
    Their flag is but a rag—
    Ours is the true one;
    Up with the Stars and Stripes!
    with the new one!
    Let our colors fly, boys—
    Guard them day and night;
    For victory is liberty,
    And God will bless the right.
    • "The Stars and Stripes"; reported in Florence Adams and Elizabeth McCarrick, Highdays & Holidays (1927), pp. 182–83.

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