We are Republicans, and don't propose to leave our party and identify ourselves with the party whose antecedents have been Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion.
The party whose antecedents are rum, Romanism, and rebellion.1884 Of the Democratic party. Speech at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, NewYork City, 29 Oct.
We Americans have yet to really learn our own antecedents, and sort them, to unify them. They will be found ampler than has been supposed, and in widely different sources. Thus far, impress'd by New England writers and schoolmasters, we tacitly abandon ourselves to the notion that our United States has been fashion'd from the British Islands only, and essentially form a second England only which is a very great mistake.walt whitman
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