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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5561
AUTHOR:Sir William Francis Patrick Napier (1785–1860)
QUOTATION:Napoleon’s troops fought in bright fields, where every helmet caught some gleams of glory; but the British soldier conquered under the cool shade of aristocracy. No honours awaited his daring, no despatch gave his name to the applauses of his countrymen; his life of danger and hardship was uncheered by hope, his death unnoticed.
ATTRIBUTION:Peninsular War (1810). Vol. ii. Book xi. Chap. iii.
 

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