|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Dryden (16311700)|
|QUOTATION:||And raw in fields the rude militia swarms,|
Mouths without hands; maintaind at vast expense,
In peace a charge, in war a weak defence;
Stout once a month they march, a blustering band,
And ever but in times of need at hand.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 400.|