When Prussia hurried to the field, And snatch'd the spear, but left the shield.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Source: Marmion, 1808, Introduction to Canto iii.
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Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.
Source: Life of Napoleon.
Soldier rest! thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep thast knows not breaking, Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking.
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 31.
Steady of heart and stout of hand.
Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805
And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto v. Stanza 10.
No pale gradations quench his ray, No twilight dews his wrath allay.
Source: Rokeby. Canto vi. Stana 21.
The sun never sets on the immense empire of Charles V.
Source: Life of Napoleon. 1827.
But woe awaits a country when She sees the tears of bearded men.
Tell that to the marines - the sailors won't believe it.
Source: Redgauntlet, 1824
Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.
Source: The Talisman. 1825, Chap. xxiv.
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