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


’Tis pleasant through the loopholes of retreat
To peep at such a world; to see the stir
Of the Great Babel, and not feel the crowd.
Cowper.—The Task, Book IV. Line 88.

In all the trade of war, no feat
Is nobler than a brave retreat.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto III. Line 607.