The Flags of the World: Their History, Blazonry and Associations, From the Banner of the Crusader to the Burgee of the Yachtsman, Flags National, . The Symbols of Lost Causes (Classic Reprint)
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Título: The Flags of the World: Their History, ...
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Excerpt from The Flags of the World: Their History, Blazonry and Associations, From the Banner of the Crusader to the Burgee of the Yachtsman, Flags National, Colonial, Personal; The Ensigns of Mighty Empires; The Symbols of Lost Causes
O soon as man passes from the lowest stage of barbarism the necessity for some special sign, distinguishing man from man, tribe from tribe, nation from nation, makes itself felt; and this prime necessity once met, around the symbol chosen spirit-stirring memories quickly gather that endear it, and make it the emblem of the power and dignity of those by whom it is borne. The painted semblance of grizzly bear, or beaver, or rattlesnake on the canvas walls of the tepi of the prairie Brave, the special chequering of colours that compose the tartau'l' of the Highland clansman, are examples of this; and as we pass from individual or local tribe to mighty nations, the same influence is still at work, and the dis tinctive Union Flag of Britain, the tricolor of France, the gold and scarlet bars of the flag of Spain, all alike appeal with irresistible force to the patriotism of those born beneath their folds, and speak to them of the glories and greatness of the historic past, the duties of the present, and the hopes of the future - inspiring those who gaze upon their proud blazonry with the determination to be no unworthy sons of their fathers, but to live, and if need be to die, for the dear home-land of which these are the symbol.
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