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


Where’s the coward that would not dare
To fight for such a land?
Scott.—Marmion, Canto IV. Stanza 30.

Hath made us by-words to our enemies.
Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act I. Scene 1. (Warwick to Plantagenet, Duke of York.)

Yon trembling coward who forsook his master.
Home.—Douglas, Act II. Scene 1.

Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act II. Scene 2. (Cæsar to Calphurnia.)

A plague of all cowards!
Give me a cup of sack, rogue. Is there no virtue extant?
You rogue, here’s lime in this sack too. There is nothing but roguery to be found in villanous man: yet a coward is worse than a cup of sack with lime in it.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act II. Scene 4. (Falstaff to Prince Henry.)

Is there no virtue in the world?
Longfellow.—The Spanish Student, Act I. Scene 5.