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" This stratagem to' amuse our foes, To make an hon'rable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat : For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 59
by George Willis - 1855
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Hudibras, a Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - English poetry - 1819
...serviceable; And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem, t' amuse our foes, 240 To make an honorable retreat, And wave a total, sure defeat ; For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that 's slain. Hence timely running 's no mean part 245 Of conduct in th' martial art: By which some...
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Hudibras: A Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1822 - 494 pages
...serviceable : And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem, t' amuse our foes, 240 To make an hon'rable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat : For those...may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Hence timely running 's no mean part 245 Of conduct in the martial art, By which some glorious feats...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem to' amuse our foes, To make an honourable retreat, And waive a total sure defeat: For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Hence timely running's no mean part Of conduct, in the martial art, By which some glorious feats achieve,...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1822
...translation. " To conclude with Hudibras, here is a passage plainly translated from l he French : ' For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.' HUD. ' Qui fuit, peut revenir aussi; Q\ii meurt, il n'en est pas ainsi.' SCARRON. " I thank you for...
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Relics of Literature

Reuben Percy - English literature - 1823 - 400 pages
...similar ; the one that comes nearest is the following in Hudibras, book iii. canto iii. verse 243,— " For those that fly, may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain." The fact, however, is, that the couplet, thus erroneously ascribed to the author of Hudibras, occurs...
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Hudibras: In Three Parts

Samuel Butler - 1829 - 312 pages
...rally and prove serviceable ; And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem t' amuse our foes; 240 To make an honourable retreat, And wave a total sure...may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Hence timely running 's no mean part 245 Of conduct in the martial art ; By which some glorious feats...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...more usual than to see a hero weeping and quibbling for a dozen lines togeth er. — Addison . CCLXIV, Those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Hence timely running's no mean part gifts, but misfortune's baits to lead them on to their common catastrophe,...
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Jones's Cabinet Edition of British Poets, Volume 2

1831
...and prove serviceable ; And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem, t' amuse our foes, 240 To make an honourable retreat, And wave a total, sure...those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that 's slain. Hence timely running 's no mean part 245 Of conduct in the martial art: By which some...
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Hudibras; with notes by T.R. Nash, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1835
...serviceable : And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem t' amuse our foes 240 To make an hon'rable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat : For those...fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.7 Hence timely running's no mean part 245 Of conduct, in the martial art, By which some glorious...
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Hudibras, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1835
...serviceable : And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem t' amuse our foes 240 To make an hon'rable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat : For those...fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.7 Hence timely running's no mean part 245 Of conduct, in the martial art, By which some glorious...
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