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" runs away may fight again. He that fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise to fight again. "
Classical and Foreign Quotations,law Terms and Maxims,proverbs,mottoes ... - Page 32
by William Francis Henry King - 1887 - 608 pages
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To-day, a Boston literary journal, ed. by C. Hale, Volume 1

Charles Hale - 1852 - 452 pages
...similar result. THE following passage has, we believe, been almost universally escribed to Butler : " For he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day." But it is nowhere to be found in that poet's works ; a parallel appears, however, in Iludibras B. in, Cant,...
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The Two Wives: Or, Lost and Won

Timothy Shay Arthur - 1852 - 228 pages
...this was curious. I am a philoher, and on these occasions generally repeat to self the wise saw — ' He that fights and runs away, May live to fight another day.' . deeming discretion the better part of valour, I •eatcd in disorder." " I know it's bad; but, then,...
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Travels in South and North America

Alexander Marjoribanks - Brazil - 1854 - 508 pages
...earliest opportunity that offered of quitting the field, having discovered by long experience " That he that fights and runs away, May live to fight another day." Our friend having fortunately escaped the other sad alternative,— " But he who is in battle slain....
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1854 - 816 pages
...following. Sir John Mennis, in his Musarum Delicir, published in 1656, writes against Sir John Suckling, — “He that fights and runs away, May live to fight another day.” These were the only lines given; I have heard two more: CorL “But he who is in battle slain, Can...
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Where is it? A dictionary of common poetical quotations in the English language

Where - 1855 - 86 pages
...never felt a wound. JtomeoandJuliet,a,ctii,scene2. SHAKESPEARE. 1 Hide your diminished rays. He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day, But he who is in battle slain Will never live to fight again. 1 Musarum Delicice, 1656. MENNIS AND SMITH. Herself a fairer flower....
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The life of P.T. Barnum, by himself. Author's ed

Phineas Taylor Barnum - Circus owners - 1855 - 396 pages
...soldier, who fired a few stray shots at the enemy on his own hook, and then departed, singing— " He that fights and runs away May live to fight another day." I am decidedly a man of peace, and the first three words of the first line would never correctly apply...
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My Own Times: Embracing Also the History of My Life ...

John Reynolds - History - 1855 - 652 pages
...him at the village, when the army reached the Mississippi; bir. as Butler wrote, the Indians acted, " He that fights, and runs away, May live to fight another day. " CHAPTER LXXVI. Volunteers Camped on the site of the present Town of Step/tenson—Stampede with the...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 660 pages
...fight an other dale. From the Musarum Delicies, compiled by Sir Jhn Mennis and Dr. James Smith. 1640. He that fights and runs away May live to fight another day. RIcuARD GRAFTON. Abridgement of the Chronicles of Englande. 1570. 8vo. “A rule to knowe how many...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 98

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1856 - 594 pages
...least, of the distich so often sought in vain in Hudibras is Menander's : vtjp o favfuv KO ira\iv j He that fights and runs away May live to fight another day.' Yet after all, though to the sculptor, or to those who have profoundly studied and acquired an exquisite...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 53

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1856 - 800 pages
...really published s)me years hcf”re: He that is in battle slain Can never rise to fight again; But he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day. These moe. were written l'y Sir .Tnhn Mennis, the author, in conjunction with James Smith, of the Mwsarsm...
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