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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4709
AUTHOR:Philip Freneau (1752–1832)
QUOTATION:Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, but left the shield. 1
ATTRIBUTION:To the Memory of the Americans who fell at Eutaw.
 
Note 1.
When Prussia hurried to the field,
And snatched the spear, but left the shield.
Sir Walter Scott: Marmion, Introduction to canto iii. [back]
 

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