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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1046
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
In peace there ’s nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
ATTRIBUTION:King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 1.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 

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