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the Washington arms. In the language of heraldry, "two bars gules and in chief three mullets of the second," which being interpreted is simply a white shield crossed horizontally by two red bars, and above these three red stars. This is surmounted by a coronet out of which rises the head and wings of a nondescript bird, remotely resembling an eagle. Almost any attempt at drawing our national bird could not fail to equal if not surpass the one forming the Washington crest.
On the reverse side, in quaint gilt lettering, might be given the motto of the Washington family: "Exitus Acta Probot." "The result approves the act." And for variety upon each card a quotation from some well-known writer who has delighted to honour our hero should be inscribed. These may be read aloud in turn.
The following quotations may be suggestive: "In a gallery of sculpture, were I asked whose form would best grace the tallest pedestal, I should name that of Washington."—Gladstone.
"Washington has left His awful memory A light for after times."
"The hand to tyrants ever sworn the foe For Freedom only, deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade For gentle peace in Freedom's hallowed shade."
—John Quincy Adams.
"To the memory of the man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen!"—• Gen. Henry Lee.