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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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The Beginning of All Wisdom: Timeless Advice from the Ancient Greeks

Steven Stavropoulos - Self-Help - 2008 - 224 pages
...more sacred, and held in greater honor both among gods and among all reasonable men. —Plato, Crito Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause. —Homer, The Iliad If [your country] leads you out to war, to be wounded or killed, you must comply,...
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Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Friday - Philosophy - 2004 - 222 pages
...aphorism, To defend our country is the best of all auguries', or as Pope has very well expressed it: Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen, but his country's cause. If we attend to all the circumstances, and reflect that both Hector and Homer believed in auguries,...
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James Beattie: Selected Philosophical Writings

James Beattie - Philosophy - 2004 - 216 pages
...aphorism, To defend our country is the best of all auguries:' 7 or, as Pope has very well expressed it, Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen, but his country's cause. 8 [7] Iliad. Book XII, 1. 243. [8] [The Iliad of Homer, Book XII, 11. 283-4.] If we attend to all the...
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The universal anthology, a collection of the best literature, with ..., Volume 6

Richard Garnett - 1899 - 436 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 : 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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The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time, Volume 36

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1817 - 822 pages
...fight •your battles, but let them feel as they fight that they are as free as they are brave : < " Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, " And asks no omen but his country's cause." Gentlemen should be consistent. They affect to think it part of their religion to love their enemies...
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