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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Retreat
 
’Tis pleasant through the loopholes of retreat
To peep at such a world; to see the stir
Of the Great Babel, and not feel the crowd.
        Cowper.—The Task, Book IV. Line 88.
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In all the trade of war, no feat
Is nobler than a brave retreat.
        Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto III. Line 607.
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