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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Duel, Duellist
The duel is a perfidious device, by means of which the cut-throat can securely assassinate an honest man.  French.  1
The duellist, in proving his bravery, shows that he thinks it suspected.  2
The duellist values his honor above the life of his antagonist and the happiness of his family.  3
Were the devil to come from hell to fight, there would forthwith be a Frenchman to challenge him.  French.  4

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