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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Fist
 
With his fist, instead of a stick,
Beat pulpit drum ecclesiastic.
        Butler.—Hudibras, Elegy, Line 63.
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        Bring up thy van,
My heels are fettered, but my fist is free.
        Milton.—Samson Agonistes.
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His withered fist still knocking at death’s door.
        Sackville.—Mirror of Magistrates, Verse 17.
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