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" For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again. "
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1863
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The Mythology of the Hindus: With Notices of the Various Mountain and Island ...

Charles Coleman - 1832 - 514 pages
...on the account given of Rahu, we shall not be surprised that Kartikeya thought with Hudibras, that " He who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day." Of this monster, whose mother so happily interposed, we are told in the third volume of the Asiatic...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 11

1834 - 594 pages
...promised effect soon exposed the quackery, and the credit of the Doctor received a powerful shock. But, " He who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day." The hue and cry having wholly subsided, gave him an opportunity of breaking new ground, and coming...
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The Book of Human Character, Volume 2

Charles Bucke - 1837 - 360 pages
...hope, will ' teach you better manners for the future.' Calling to mind the dignified precept, that ' He, who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day;' I made as safe a retreat as Xenophon did out of Asia ; and as quick an one as our neighbours are said...
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Thoughts on Tactics and Military Organization: Together with an Enquiry Into ...

John Mitchell - 1838 - 414 pages
...and many other occasions, one party constantly illustrated the truth of the Hudibrastic lines, that He who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day ; whilst the other party as constantly forgot, that only Those who are in battle slain Will not return...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance, Volume 5

514 pages
...dear Louisa, which course 1 shall pursue." " The better part of valour is discretion, certainly, and he who fights and runs away may live to fight another day, as I have heard say, — dear Charles. But— I have once already endeavoured to "prove all better...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 14

John William Carleton - 1845 - 700 pages
...two. The remaining animal, finding himself the sole object of attack, adopted Hudibras's notion of " He who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day ;" so, putting his tail between his legs, he made off with all possible speed. The hyena having found...
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Letters from the Old World, Volume 2

Sarah Rogers Haight - 1840 - 344 pages
...field, and I very plainly saw with how much truth might in some cases be applied the old saying, that " He who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day ;" for the pursuers had now become the pursued, and were falling back upon our new position. Partaking...
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The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the ...

Enguerrand de Monstrelet - 1840 - 580 pages
...of other captains, and English gentlemen bearing coats of arms. Conformably to the old proverb, of " He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day," did those act who fled and left their companions to bear the brunt of * Trrvicres,— a market-town...
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The Parlour Window: Or, Anecdotes

Edward Mangin - 1841 - 194 pages
...but in the published poems of Sir John Mennes, a clerk in the Admiralty, in the time of Charles II. " He who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day," &c. This may be an instance of accidental resemblance in Mennes and Butler: such petty larceny as has...
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 4

1841 - 540 pages
...people will bear ? Miserable cowards, who boast that " discretion is the better part of valor," " That he who fights and runs away, May live to fight another day ; " we advise you to attempt nothing at all. If you have not confidence enough in the people to trust...
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