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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Recruit
 
Here, hand me down the statute—read the articles—swear—kiss the book—subscribe, and be a hero: sixpence a-day, subsistence and arrears.
        Farquhar.—The Recruiting Officer.
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He stands erect; his slouch becomes a walk;
He steps right onward, martial in his air,
His form, and movement.
        Cowper.—The Task, Book IV. Line 639.
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