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


Soldiers are perfect devils in their way:
When once they’re raised, they’re cursed hard to lay.
Gay.—Epi. XI. last Lines.

’Tis the soldiers’ life
To have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (The Moor to Desdemona.)