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


Then, a soldier;
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques.)

That in the captain’s but a choleric word,
Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
Shakespeare.—Measure for Measure, Act II. Scene 2. (Isabella to Lucio.)

Soldier, rest! thy warfare o’er,
Dream of fighting fields no more:
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking.
Scott.—Lad of the Lake, Canto I. Stanza 31.

He is a soldier fit to stand by Cæsar,
And give direction.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Iago to Montano.)