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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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Questions and answers - 1858
...the work (Part in. canto iii. ver. 243.) where a similar passage occur? in the later editions : — " For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain." The first edition of Part I. is dated 1663, but that it was published in December, 1662, we learn from...
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Hudibras

Samuel Butler - 1850 - 498 pages
...serviceable : And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem I " amuse our foes, 840 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 slaiu.t Hence timely running 's no mean part 245 Of conduct, in the martial art, By which some...
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Questions and answers - 1850
...The passage, as it really stands in Hudibras (book iii. canto iii. verse 243.), is as follows : — " For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain." But there is a much earlier authority for those lines than the Musarum Delicts; a fact which I learn...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: Hudibras (cont'd.) ; Genuine remains ...

Samuel Butler - 1854
...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 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...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler: With Life, Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1854
...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 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...
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Where is it? A dictionary of common poetical quotations in the English language

Where - English poetry - 1855 - 68 pages
...first gathered and compiled in latin by ERASMUS, and now translated into Engliche by NICHOLAS VDALL. For those that fly may fight again Which he can never do that's slain. Hudibras. BUTLER. 2 Aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus. HORACE. Nor is it Homer nods, but we who dream....
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...Line 175. True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shined upon. Part iii. Canto iii. Line 243. For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.* * That same man that runnith awaie, Male again fight an other dale. — ERASMUS. He that fights and...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 53

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1856
...limit of three days, and from that time has gradually declined. In a note on the well-known couplet, For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain, the editor has collected the largest amount of annotation and illustration that has ever been brought...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...more usual than to see a hero weeping and quibbling for a dozen lines together. — Addismt. CCLXIV. 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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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...more usual than to see a hero weeping and quibbling for a dozen lines together. — Addisoti. CCLXIV. Those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Hence timely running's no mean part t Of conduct, in the martial art, By which some glorious feats...
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