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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6096
AUTHOR:Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
QUOTATION:Ben Battle was a soldier bold,
  And used to war’s alarms;
But a cannon-ball took off his legs,
  So he laid down his arms.
ATTRIBUTION:Faithless Nellie Gray.
 

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