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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Coward
 
Where’s the coward that would not dare
To fight for such a land?
        Scott.—Marmion, Canto IV. Stanza 30.
  1
        Cowardice
Hath made us by-words to our enemies.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act I. Scene 1. (Warwick to Plantagenet, Duke of York.)
  2
Yon trembling coward who forsook his master.
        Home.—Douglas, Act II. Scene 1.
  3
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.)
  4
        A plague of all cowards!
  Give me a cup of sack, rogue. Is there no virtue extant?
You rogue, here’s 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.)
  5
Is there no virtue in the world?
        Longfellow.—The Spanish Student, Act I. Scene 5.
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