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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
1040
    Turn him to any cause of policy,
The Gordian knot of it he will unloose,
Familiar as his garter: that when he speaks,
The air, a chartered libertine, is still.
          King Henry V. Act i. Sc. 1.
1041
    Base is the slave that pays.
          King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 1.
1042
    Even at the turning o’ the tide.
          King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 3.
1043
    His nose was as sharp as a pen, and a’ babbled of green fields.
          King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 3.
1044
    As cold as any stone.
          King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 3.
1045
    Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
As self-neglecting.
          King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 4.
1046
    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.
          King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 1.
1047
    And sheathed their swords for lack of argument.
          King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 1.
1048
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start.
          King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 1.
1049
    I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
          King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 2.
1050
    Men of few words are the best men.
          King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 2.
1051
    I thought upon one pair of English legs
Did march three Frenchmen.
          King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 6.
1052
    You may as well say, that ’s a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
          King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 7. 1
1053
    The hum of either army stilly sounds,
That the fixed sentinels almost receive
The secret whispers of each other’s watch;
 
Note 1.
Act iii. Sc. 6 in Dyce. [back]
 

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