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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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Milledulcia: A Thousand Pleasant Things Selected from "Notes and Queries"

Robert Conger Pell - Anecdotes - 1857 - 416 pages
...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 these lines than the Musarum Deliciw ; a fact which I learn...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, Volume 4

Horace Walpole - Authors, English - 1857
...printed, one of which the ministry had are not in Hudibras. Butler has the same thought in two lines— " For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain." Part Hi. Caul. 3, 243.—CHOKKK. 1 At the coronation, Lord Talbot, as lord steward, appeared on horseback...
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MILLEDULCIA: A THOUSAND PLEASANT THINGS

1857
...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 these lines than the Musarum Delicice • a fact which I...
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Poetical Works, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1861
...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.* • The substance of this couplet is as old as Demosthenes, who, being reproached for running away...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...cultivated the reason young, will be utterly unable to improve it old. Coote. RETREAT-Disoretion of. 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. ▀ntttr. RETRIBUTION — TJnperceived...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...awav, and fly, Take place at least of th" enemy. HuninRAS.— Part L Canto III. Line 800. And again — For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. HUDIRRAS.— Part III. Canto III. Line 248. MR Collet, however, refers us to a small volume of Poems...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1863
...superior, having been unhorsed and beaten, very prudently refrain from another encounter, but resolve — " To make an honourable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat ; For those who fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Hence timely running's no mean part Of...
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Hudibras [in 3 pt.]. With notes and life of the author

Samuel Butler - 1864
...serviceable : And therefore I, with reason, chose This stratagem to' amuse our foes 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 Of conduct, in the martial art, By which some glorious feats achieve,...
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Life with the Forty-Ninth Massachuseets

Henry T. Johns - 1864
...and though they may not be poets, you find they have a vivid appreciation of Butler, who writes, " 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." " Bullet-fever" is a real fever,...
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A soldier of the Cumberland: memoir of Mead Holmes, jr., by his father [M ...

Mead Holmes - 1854 - 210 pages
...fought like heroes at Perryville. Our heavy loss is sufficient record that we were no skulkers. ' Yet 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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