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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Battle
 
For Freedom’s battle once begun,
Bequeath’d by bleeding sire to son,
Though baffled oft is ever won.
        Byron.—The Giaour, Line 123.
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What a charming thing’s a battle!
        Bickerstaff.—The Recruiting Serjeant, Scene 4.
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But when all is past, it is humbling to tread
O’er the weltering field of the tombless dead.
        Byron.—Siege of Corinth, Div. 17.
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Battle of the ancient and modern Books.
        Swift’s Life 128. (By Roscoe.)
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