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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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Who Wrote It?: A Dictionary of Common Poetical Quotations in the English ...

Where, Who - Quotations - 1878 - 175 pages
...best gift. MILTON, Paradise Lost, bk. v. ERASMUS, and 1W)W tramlated into Engliche by NICHOLAS VDJLLL. For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. BUTLER, Hudibras, pt. iii. canto iii. In all the trade of war, no feat Is nobler than a brave retreat...
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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - Anecdotes - 1882 - 610 pages
...shield at the battle of Chseronea, 338 BC Familiar in English by the lines in " Hudibras," III. 3: — " For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain." And Goldsmith : — " For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day." The Art of Poetry...
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Hudibras. Pt. 1-3, ed. by A. Milnes, Parts 2-3

Samuel Butler - 1883
...I, with reason, chose 240 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. 245 Hence timely running 's no mean part Of conduct, in the martial art, By which some...
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A Primer of English Parsing and Analysis

Cyril L C. Locke - English language - 1883 - 96 pages
...is well satisfied. 37. The true old times are dead, When every morning brought a noble chance. 38. For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. 39. Rich and rare were the gems she wore. 40. It was the custom of the Eoman triumphs that a slave...
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Biographical and Historical Sketches of Early Indiana

William Wesley Woollen - American newspapers - 1883 - 568 pages
...maintaining his incognito, replied in a bitter letter, in which he quoted the couplet from Hudibras, " For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain," and said his name was with the Banner editor and was at the service of the Captain. Captain Hendricks...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...U. Line 175. But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease. Line. 443. For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that 's slain. Canto iii. Lint 243. lie that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still....
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1883 - 761 pages
...his deadly aim ; their fatal hands No second stroke intend. 295 Milton : Par. Lost. Bk. ii. Line 711 Those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.1 296 Butler: Hudibras. Pt. iii. Canto iii. Line 243. 1 See Notes tracing the pedigree of this...
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A Bookseller of the Last Century: Being Some Account of the Life of John ...

Charles Welsh - Children - 1885 - 373 pages
...though usually attributed to him, that poet's rendering of the idea being given in two lines, thus: — For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. HUDIBRAS, Part ii., canto 3. and above four ; and perhaps really the best known lines were a paraphrase...
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The Merry Monarch

W. H. Davenport Adams - 1885
...a lock without a key.” “As if artillery and edge-tools Were th' only engines to save souls I” “Those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.” * “He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still.” “In the hurry of a fray ‘Tie...
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Hudibras

Samuel Butler - 1885 - 286 pages
...This stratagem to amuse our foes, To make an honourable retreat, And waive a total sure defeat : F6r 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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