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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Soldiers
 
Soldiers are perfect devils in their way:
When once they’re raised, they’re cursed hard to lay.
        Gay.—Epi. XI. last Lines.
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        ’Tis the soldiers’ life
To have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (The Moor to Desdemona.)
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