Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry!1
Olivers Advice. 1834.
Note 1. There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about to cross a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, with these words: Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry!Hayes: Ballads of Ireland, vol. 1, p. 191. [back]