|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Wheres the coward that would not dare|
To fight for such a land?
Scott.Marmion, Canto IV. Stanza 30.
Hath made us by-words to our enemies.
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part III. Act I. Scene 1. (Warwick to Plantagenet, Duke of York.)
|Yon trembling coward who forsook his master.|
Home.Douglas, Act II. Scene 1.
|Cowards die many times before their deaths:|
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.
Shakespeare.Julius Cæsar, Act II. Scene 2. (Cæsar to Calphurnia.)
| A plague of all cowards!|
Give me a cup of sack, rogue. Is there no virtue extant?
You rogue, heres lime in this sack too. There is nothing but roguery to be found in villanous man: yet a coward is worse than a cup of sack with lime in it.
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part I. Act II. Scene 4. (Falstaff to Prince Henry.)
|Is there no virtue in the world?|
Longfellow.The Spanish Student, Act I. Scene 5.