|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Philip Freneau (17521832)|
|QUOTATION:||Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;|
They took the spear, but left the shield. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||To the Memory of the Americans who fell at Eutaw.|
When Prussia hurried to the field,
And snatched the spear, but left the shield.
Sir Walter Scott: Marmion, Introduction to canto iii. [back]