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" Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause. "
Avenia: Or, A Tragical Poem, on the Oppression of the Human Species, and ... - Page 140
1805 - 358 pages
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Three Books of Offices, Or Moral Duties: And His Cato Major, an Essay on Old ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1868 - 368 pages
...wings extend, Or where the sun arise, or where descend ; To right, to left, unheeded take your way' — 'Without a sign .his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.' " Pope's Homer, II. xii. 279. their own faults to the charge of old age, which that Ennius, of whom...
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If, Yes, and Perhaps: Four Possibilities and Six Exaggerations, with Some ...

Edward Everett Hale - Comparative literature - 1868 - 334 pages
...to-morrow. And may to-night's dreams be good omens ! " " If we dream at all," said Homer again : — " Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause." They were all standing together, as he made this careless reply to the captain ; and one of the young...
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Speeches: To which is Added His Letter on the Union

Henry Grattan - 1868 - 476 pages
...here a troop stood for the empire, and then learn this practical knowledge, that, " Without a priest, his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause". I beg to observe, that the gentlemen on the other side have established no ground for disqualification...
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The Poets of Greece

Sir Edwin Arnold - Greek poetry - 1869 - 264 pages
...forbid the battle, saying — et ouovoч puгroч fivveffBai тгepl тгaтprjч. Without a bird his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause. It is he who is ever ready to expose himself for the common cause against the most doughty champion...
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The Iliad, tr. by A. Pope, with notes by T.A. Buckley

Homerus - 1874 - 494 pages
...where descend ; To right, to left, unheeded take your way, While I the dictates of high heaven obey. Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And...success ? None fears it more, as none promotes it less : Though all our chiefs amidst yon ships expire, Trust thy own cowardice to escape their fire. Troy...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 890 pages
...friendship no cold medium knows, Burns with one love, with one resentment glows. Book ix. Line 725. Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause. Book xii. Line 283. ODYSSEY. Few sons attain the praise Of their great sires, and most their sires...
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The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland

John Patrick Prendergast - Ireland - 1875 - 580 pages
...day stood instead of the voice of the Church and the interpretation of Scripture, he answered — " Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause." the coast strangers had built seaport towns, either traders from the Carthaginian settlements in Spain,...
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Homer's Iliad

Homer - 1877 - 558 pages
...descend ; 280 To right, to left, unheeded take your way, While I the dictates of high Heaven obey. Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And...success? None fears it more, as none promotes it less : Though all our chiefs amid yon ships expire, Trust thy own cowardice t' escape their fire. Troy and...
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The Iliad of Homer

Homer - Achilles (Greek mythology) - 1878 - 596 pages
...descend ; 280 ' To right, to left, unheeded take your way, ' While I the dictates of high heaven obey. ' Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, ' And asks no omen but his country's cause. ' But why shpuldst thou suspect the war's success P 285 ' None fears it more, as none promotes it less : ' Though...
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The letters of Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus: the tr. of Melmoth, revised ...

Pliny (the Younger) - 1878 - 466 pages
...inauspicious dream, to have discouraged me. Notwithstanding this, I engaged in the cause, reflecting that, ' Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.' f for I looked upon the promise I had given to be as sacred to me as my country, or, if that were possible,...
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