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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9699
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous Translations
QUOTATION:The guard dies, but never surrenders. 1
 
Note 1.
Words engraved upon the monument erected to Cambronne at Nantes.

This phrase, attributed to Cambronne, who was made prisoner at Waterloo, was vehemently denied by him. It was invented by Rougemont, a prolific author of mots, two days after the battle, in the “Indépendant.”—Fournier: L’Esprit dans l’Histoire. [back]
 

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