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


It is sweet and glorious to die for one’s country.
Horace.—Book III. Ode II.; and see Cicero in the Tusculan Disputations; Ben Jonson in the play of Catiline, Act III. Scene 2; and Beaumont and Fletcher, in the Faithful Friends, Act II. Scene 3.

A glorious death is his
Who for his country falls.
Homer.—The Iliad of Lord Derby, Book XV. Line 578. (Hector to his troops.)