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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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A smaller English grammar, by R.G. Latham and M.C. Maberly

Robert Gordon Latham, Mary Caroline Maberly - 1861 - 164 pages
...necessary. We may, if we choose, say he who steals, &e. A well-known pair of couplets runs thus— 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. If it were not, however, for the metre, he might be omitted; and the...
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Catalogue of the Choice Collection of Books Forming the Library of Zelotes ...

Zelotes Hosmer - Rare books - 1861 - 138 pages
...by Nult, reprinted from the editions of 1640-56-8. London, 1817 In this volume are the lines, " For he that fights and runs away, May live to fight another day." Generally ascribed to the Hudibras. 737 Nabbes, Thomas. Plays and Poems, viz: Hannibal and Scipio,...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole: Earl of Orford, Volume 4

Horace Walpole - Authors, English - 1861 - 554 pages
...arrangement of the words combined with Wilkes's story, are stronger than Butler intended them:— But he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day. 1 Wilkes' and Walpole's Samuel Martin, ante, p. 69.—CUNNINGHAM. 5 These lines, and two others, usually...
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The Henwife: Her Own Experience in Her Own Poultry-yard

Poultry - 1861 - 266 pages
...till that critical period is safely past. game to the back-bone. He is, fortunately, easily cowed " He that fights and runs away May live to fight another day." He makes the best of unfortunate circumstances, and calmly acquiesces in his fate, saying with his...
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Travels in LadÔk, Tartary, and Kashmir

Henry D'Oyley Torrens - Asia, Central - 1862 - 422 pages
...Basti Ram, thinking that on this occasion “discretion was the better part of valour,” and that he “that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day,” escaped over the snows of the Himalayas into the British district of Kumaon. Let us not blame him....
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Lyrics for Freedom: And Other Poems

United States - 1862 - 262 pages
...the sword as pen, They had laid down that good old plan Of safety to a cornered man : " That he who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day ; But he that is in battle slain, Will never live to fight again !" And as their fighting men were scarce, Their...
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Travels in LadÔk, Tartary, and Kashmir

Henry D'Oyley Torrens - Asia, Central - 1862 - 420 pages
...friend Basti Earn, thinking that on this occasion " discretion was the better part of valour," and that he "that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day," escaped over the snows of the Himalayas into the British district of Kumaon. Let us not blame him....
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Things Not Generally Known: a Popular Handbook of Facts Not Readily ...

David Ames Wells - Reference books - 1863 - 470 pages
...20. " for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall toll the matter." He that fights and runs away, May live to fight another day. These lines, usually ascribed to Hndibras, are really much older. They are to be found in a book published...
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History of the Old Second Division, Army of the Cumberland: Commanders: M ...

William Sumner Dodge - United States - 1864 - 716 pages
...invincibility were suddenly seized with severe colic, or adopted the lesson of the old distich— " He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day; ╗ But he who is in battle slain Shall never live to fight again." Happily for the good name of the division, the latter class were...
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The Journal of Education for Upper Canada, Volumes 17-18

Education - 1864 - 402 pages
...20—"For a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall toll the matter." " He that fights and runs away, May live to fight another day." These Unes, usually ascribed to Hudibras, are really much older. They are to be found in a book published...
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