Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


For Freedom’s battle once begun,
Bequeath’d by bleeding sire to son,
Though baffled oft is ever won.
Byron.—The Giaour, Line 123.

What a charming thing’s a battle!
Bickerstaff.—The Recruiting Serjeant, Scene 4.

But when all is past, it is humbling to tread
O’er the weltering field of the tombless dead.
Byron.—Siege of Corinth, Div. 17.

Battle of the ancient and modern Books.
Swift’s Life 128. (By Roscoe.)