Careful Words

vote (n.)

vote (v.)

  Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote.

Daniel Webster (1782-1852): Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. P. 133.

The freeman casting with unpurchased hand

The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894): Poetry, a Metrical Essay.