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And there was mounting in hot haste: the steed, La Garde meurt, mais ne se rend pas.
The mustering squadron, and the clattering car, The guard dies but does not surrender.
BARON DE CAMBRONNE, when called to surAnd the deep thunder peal on peal, afar
render by COL. HUGH HALKETT. CamAnd near; the beat of the alarming drum
bronne disavowed the saying at a banquet Roused up the soldier ere the morning star; at Nantes, 1835. The London Times on the While throng'd the citizens with terror dumb, Centenary of the battle of Waterloo pubOr whispering with white lips—"The foe! they lished a letter, written at 11 P. M. on the come! they come!”
evening of the battle, by CAPT. DIGBY BYRON-Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 25. MACKWORTH, of the 7th Fusiliers, A. D.C.
to Gen. Hill. In it the phrase is quoted as Battle's magnificently stern array!
already familiar. FOURNIER in L'Esprit BYRON-Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 28. dans l'histoire, pp. 412–15, ascribes it to 8
correspondent of the Independant, ROUGEThe Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, MONT. It appeared there the next day, and And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold. afterwards in the Journal General de France, BYRON—Destruction of Sennacherib.
June 24. This seems also improbable in view
of the above mentioned letter. See also Like the leaves of the forest when summer is VICTOR HUGO—Les Miserables. Waterloo.
green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen;
War will never yield but to the principles of Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath universal justice and love, and these have no blown,
sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ. That host on the morrow lay wither'd and strown! WM. ELLERY CHANNING—Lecture on War. BYRON—Destruction of Sennacherib.
11 Hand to hand, and foot to foot:
O Chryste, it is a grief for me to telle,
How manie a noble erle and valrous knyghte Nothing there, save death, was mute; Stroke, and thrust, and flash, and cry
In fyghtynge for Kynge Harrold noblie fell, For quarter or for victory,
Aỉ sleyne on Hastyng's field in bloudie fyghte. Mingle there with the volleying thunder.
CHATTERTON—Battle of Hastings.
12 BYRON—Siege of Corinth. St. 24.
Bella suscipienda sunt ob eam causam, ut sine
injuria in pace vivatur. Veni, vidi, vici.
Wars are to be undertaken in order that it I came, I saw, I conquered.
may be possible to live in peace without molesAttributed to JULIUS CÆSAR. PLUTARCH
tation. Life of Cæsar, states it was spoken after the CICERO—De Officiis. I. 11. defeat of Pharnaces, at Zela in Pontus, B.C. 47, not the Expedition to Britain, B. C. 55. Parvi enim sunt foris arma, nisi est consilium According to SUETONIUS- Julius Cæsar. 37, domi. the words were not Cæsar's but were dis
An army abroad is of little use unless there played before Cæsar's title, "non acta belli are prudent counsels at home. significantem, sicut ceteri, sed celeriter con
CICERO—De Officiis. I. 22. fecti notam." Not as being a record of
14 the events of the war, as in other cases, Bellum autem ita suscipiatur, ut nihil aliud, but as an indication of the rapidity with nisi pax, quæsita videatur. which it was concluded. Ne insolens bar
Let war be so carried on that no other obbarus dicat, "Ueni, uidi, uici.” Never shall insolent barbarian say “I came, I saw, I
ject may seem to be sought but the acquisi
tion of peace. conquered." SENECA THE ELDER-Suæso CICERO–De Officiis. I. 23. ria. II. 22. BUECHMANN, quoting the above, suggests that Cæsar's words may be
Silent leges inter arma. an adaptation of a proverb by APOSTOLIUS. The law is silent during war. XII. 58. (Or XIV, in Elzivir Ed.
CICERO_Oratio Pro Annio Milone. IV. Leyden, 1653.)
16 (See also HENRY IV, SOBIESKI)
Pro aris et focis. 7
For your altars and your fires. In bello parvis momentis magni casus inter CICERO_Oration for Roscius. Ch. V. Also cedunt.
used by TIBERIUS GRACCHUS before this. In war events of importance are the result of
17 trivial causes.
Nervi belli pecunia infinita. CÆSAR-Bellum Gallicum. I. 21.
Endless money forms the sinews of war. 8
CICERO-Philippics. V. 2. 5. LIBANTUSThe combat deepens. On, ye brave,
Orations. XLVI. PHOTIUS—Let. S. 5. Who rush to glory, or the grave!
RABELAIS–Gargantua. Bk. I. Ch. XXVI. Wave, Munich! all thy banners wave,
("Corn" for "money.") And charge with all thy chivalry.
(See also HULL, PLUTARCH, also Bion under CAMPBELL-Hohenlinden.
Well here's to the Maine, and I'm sorry for Non si passa, passereme noi.
The words ascribed to GENERAL Diaz by the Said Kelly and Burke and Shea.
Italians at the battle of the Piave and J. I. C. CLARKE—The Fighting Race.
Monta Grappa, June, 1918. These words
are inscribed on the medals struck off for We made war to the end-to the very end of the heroes of this battle. the end.
(See also BATES, PÉTAIN) CLEMENCEAU—Message to American People. Sept., 1918.
What argufies pride and ambition?
Soon or late death will take us in tow: What voice did on my spirit fall,
Each bullet has got its commission, Peschiera, when thy bridge I crossed?
And when our time's come we must go. “'Tis better to have fought and lost,
CHARLES DIBDIN—The Benevolent Tar. Than never to have fought at all.”
(See also GASCOIGNE) ARTHUR H. CoUGH-Peschiera. (See also TENNYSON under LOVE)
A feat of chivalry, fiery with consummate
courage, and bright with flashing vigor. War in fact is becoming contemptible, and BENJ. DISRAELI. Of the Charge of the Light ought to be put down by the great nations of Brigade. In the House of Commons, Dec. Europe, just as we put down a vulgar mob.
15, 1855. MORTIMER COLLINS—Thoughts in my Garden. II. 243.
Carry his body hence!
Kings must have slaves: The flames of Moscow were the aurora of the Kings climb to eminence liberty of the world.
Over men's graves: BENJ. CONSTANT—Esprit de Conquête. Pref So this man's eye is dim; ace. (1813)
Throw the earth over him!
HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON—Before Sedan. Hence jarring sectaries may learn
17 Their real interest to discern;
They now to fight are gone;
Drum now to drum did groan,
That with the cries they make, But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, The very earth did shake; Kings would not play at.
Trumpet to trumpet spake, COWPER—Task. Bk. V. L. 187.
Thunder to thunder.
DRAYTON-Ballad of Agincourt. St. 8. General Taylor never surrenders.
(See also TENNYSON)
Honour but an empty bubble.
DRYDEN-Tyrannic Love. Act I. Sc. 1.
When 'tis an aven thing in th' prayin', may By war's great sacrifice
th' best man win
an'th' best man The world redeems itself.
will win. J. DAVIDSON–War Song.
FINLEY PETER DUNNE-Mr. Dooley in Peace
and War. On Prayers for Victory. Qui fugiebat, rusus præliabitur. The man who flies shall fight again.
'Tis startin' a polis foorce to prevint war. DEMOSTHENES, on his flight at the battle of
How'll they be ar-rmed? What a foolChæronea, B.C. 338. Credited to him by ish question. They'll be ar-rmed with love, if TERTULLIAN-De Fuga in Persecutione. Sec. coorse. Who'll pay thim? That's a financyal X. See CARDINAL NEWMAN—Church of detail that can be arranged later on. What'll The Fathers. P. 215. Same expression in happen if wan iv th’ rough-necks reaches f'r a ÆLIANUS. 1. 3. 4. 5. AULUS GELLIUS, gun? Don't bother me with thrifles. Bk. XVII. 21. 32. NEPOS—Thrasbulus. FINLEY PETER DUNNE-On Making a Will. Ch. II. JUSTINUS. 9. 6.
Mr. Dooley's version of W. J. BRYAN'S (See also BUTLER)
Speech. (1920) Di qui non si passa,
There is no discharge in that war. By here they shall not pass.
Ecclesiastes. VIII. 8. GENERAL DIAZ. Words inscribed on the Altar
of Liberty temporarily erected at Madison By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Square, Ñ. Y., on the authority of Il Prog Their flag to April's breeze unfurl’d; resso Italiano.
Here once the embattl'd farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.
BENJ. FRANKLIN-Letter to Quincy. Sept. 11,
1773. That same man that renneth awaie Maie fight again on other daie.
Your flaming torch aloft we bear,
Demosthenes, and quoted as a “verse com To keep the faith, to fight it through,
In Flanders' fields.
C. B. GALBREATH. Answer to McCRAE'S
In Flanders' Fields.
When the red wrath perisheth, when the dulled
swords fail, Jellicoe has all the Nelsonic attributes except
These three who have walked with Death-these one he is totally wanting in the great gift of
shall prevail. insubordination.
Hell bade all its millions rise; Paradise sends LORD FISHER-Letter to a Privy Councillor.
three: Dec. 27, 1916.
Pity, and Self-sacrifice, and Charity.
THEODOSIA GARRISON—These shall Prevail. My right has been rolled up. My left has
Sufficeth this to prove my theme withal, been driven back. My center has been smashed.
That every bullet hath a lighting place. I have ordered an advance from all directions.
GASCOIGNE–Dulce Bellum Inexpertis. GEN. FOCH-Letter to MARSHAL JOFFRE dur
(See also BISMARCK, DIBDIN, SMOLLETT, ing the Battle of the Marne.
WILLIAM III) Then came the attack in the Amiens sector on O, send Lewis Gordon hame August 8. That went well, too. The moment
And the lad I maune name, had arrived. I ordered General Humbert to at-Though his back be at the wa' tack in his turn. “No reserves. No matter. Here's to him that's far awa'. Allez-y (Get on with it) I tell Marshal Haig to O, hon! my Highlandman, attack, too. He's short of men also. Attack all O, my bonny Highlandman, the same. There we are advancing everywhere Weel would I my true love ken --the whole line! En avant! Hup!
Among ten thousand Highlandmen. GEN. Foch. In an interview with G. WARD Accredited to GEDDES—Lewis Gordon. In
PRICE, correspondent of London Daily Mail. Scotch Songs and Bollads. (1919)
(See also HAIG)
We have 500,000 reservists in America who All the same, the fundamental truths which would rise in arms against your government. govern that art are still unchangeable; just as ZIMMERMANN to AMBASSADOR GERARD. the principles of mechanics must always govern I told him that we had five hundred thousand architecture, whether the building be made of and one lamp posts in America, and that was wood, stone, iron or concrete; just as the prin. where the German reservists would find then ciples of harmony govern music of whatever selves if they tried any uprising. kind. It is still necessary, then, to establish the AMBASSADOR GERARD's answer. JAMES W. principles of war.
GERARD-My Four Years in Germany. P. GEN. FOCH-Principles of War. From the 237.
preface written for the post-bellum edition. 7
It is an olde saw, he fighteth wele (well) that I am going on to the Rhine. If you oppose fleith faste. me, so much the worse for you, but whether Gesta Romanorum. Wolf and the Hare. 15th you sign an armistice or not, I do not stop until cent. MS. I reach the Rhine.
(See also BUTLER) GEN. Foch to the Germans who came to ask
for an armistice. As reported by G. WARD Neither ridiculous shriekings for revenge by PRICE in the London Daily Mail. (1919) French chauvinists, nor the Englishmen's gnash
ing of teeth, nor the wild gestures of the Slavs Keep the home fires burning, while your hearts will turn us from our aim of protecting and exare yearning,
tending German influence all the world over. Tho' your lads are far away they dream of Official secret report of the Germans, quoted in home.
the French Yellow Book. There's a silver lining through the dark cloud shining;
Ye living soldiers of the mighty war, Turn the dark cloud inside out till the boys Once more from roaring cannon and the drums come home.
And bugles blown at morn, the summons comes; MRS. LENA GUILBERT FORD. Theme sug Forget the halting limb, each wound and scar:
gested by Ivor NOVELLO, who wrote the Once more your Captain calls to you;
R. W. GILDER—The Burial of Grant.
1 An attitude not only of defence, but defiance. Let the only walls the foe shall scale Thos. GILLESPIE - The Mountain Storm. Be ramparts of the dead!
“Defence not defiance" became the motto Paul H. HAYNE-Vicksburg. of the Volunteer Movement. (1859)
My men never retire. They go forward or they No terms except an unconditional and imme
die. diate surrender can be accepted. I propose to COL. WILLIAM HAYWARD to a French General move immediately upon your works.
who cried to him to retire his troops, the U. S. GRANT-To Gen. S. B. Buckner. Fort
369th Infantry, colored. See N. Y. Herald. Donelson. Feb. 16, 1862.
Feb. 3, 1919. Attributed also to MAJOR 3
BUNDY, but denied by him. I
purpose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
Napoleon healed through sword and fire the U. S. GRANT--Despatch from Spottsylvania sick nation. Court House. May 11, 1864.
HEINE. See SCHERER—History of German
Literature. II. 116. The British army should be a projectile to be fired by the British navy.
Hang yourself, brave Crillon. We fought at VISCOUNT GREY. Quoted by LORD FISHER, Arques, and you were not there.
in Memories, as "the splendid words of Sir HENRY IÙ, to Crillon after a great victory. Edward Grey."
Sept. 20, 1597. Appeared in a note to 5
VOLTAIRE's Henriade. VIII. 109. Con disavvantaggio grande si fa la guerra con chi non ha che perdere.
Just for a word—“neutrality," a word which We fight to great disadvantage when we in war-time had so often been disregarded—just fight with those who have nothing to lose. for a scrap of paper, Great Britain was going to GUICCIARDINI–Storia d'Italia.
make war on a kindred nation who desired nothing better than to be friends with her.
BETHMANN-HOLLWEG, German Chancellor, to Every position must be held to the last man.
SIR EDWARD GOSCHEN, British AmbassaThere must be no retirement. With our backs
dor, Aug. 4, 1914. to the wall, and believing in the justice of our
(See also LOYSON, and WILLIAM I. under Govcause, each one of us must fight to the end.
Bleak are our shores with the blasts of Decemprobably well known to Haig.
Fettered and chill is the rivulet's flow; Yes; quaint and curious war is!
Throbbing and warm are the hearts that rememYou shoot a fellow down
ber You'd treat if met where any bar is,
Who was our friend when the world was our Or help to half-a-crown.
foe. Thos. HARDY—The Man he Killed.
HOLMES—Welcome to the Grand Duke Alexis,
Dec. 6, 1871. Referring to the fleet sent by They were left in the lurch
Russia in Sept., 1863, an act with mixed For want of more wadding-He ran to the motives, but for which we were grateful. church
I war not with the dead. With his arms full of hymnbooks
HOMER-Iliad. Bk. VII. L. 485. POPE's Rang his voice, “Put Watts into 'em-Boys, trans. CHARLES V. Of Luther. Found in give 'em Watts."
W. L. HERTSLET—Der Treppenwitz der BRET HARTE—Caldwell of Springfield.
(See also VERGIL) An hour ago, a Star was falling.
18 Take thou thy arms and come with me, A star? There's nothing strange in that.
For we must quit ourselves like men, and strive No, nothing; but above the thicket,
To aid our cause, although we be but two. Somehow it seemed to me that God
Great is the strength of feeble arms combined, Somewhere had just relieved a picket.
And we can combat even with the brave.
HOMER—Iliad. Bk. XIII. L. 289. BRYBRET HARTE— Relieving Guard. (See also BEERS)
ANT's trans. Hark! I hear the tramp of thousands,
The chance of war And of armed men the hum;
Is equal, and the slayer oft is slain. Lo, a nation's hosts have gathered
HOMER-Iliad. Bk. XVIII. L. 388. BRYRound the quick alarming drum
Our business in the field of fight
Is not to question, but to prove our might. Said the quick alarming drum.
HOMER-Iliad. Bk. XX. L. 304. POPE's BRET HARTE—The Rèveille.
It is not right to exult over slain men.
John MORLEY in a speech during the Boer
(See also VERGIL) So ends the bloody business of the day. HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XXII. L.516. POPE's
Here indeed I am; this is my position.
(See also LUTHER)
When discord dreadful bursts her brazen bars, And shatters locks to thunder forth her wars. HORACE-Satires. I. 4. 60. Quoted. Orig
inal not known, thought to be from ENNIUS. Ye who made war that your ships
Should lay to at the beck of no nation, Make war now on Murder, that slips
The leash of her hounds of damnation; Ye who remembered the Alamo, Remember the Maine! RICHARD HOVEY—The Word of the Lord from
popular. “Jingo, first used as a political
falls a-fighting it out of one hand into the other, tossing it this way and that; lets it run a little upon the line, then tanutus, high jingo, come again. Traced by the Oxford Dict. to JOHN EACHARD
Grounds and Occasion of the Contempt of Clergy. 1670. P. 34. See also OLDHAM Satires upon the Jesuits. IV. (1679) “By Jingo” found in a trans. of RABELAIS-Pantagruel. Bk. IV. Ch. LV. Also in COWLEY -Cutter of Coleman Street, pub. 1663, performed, 1661. "By the living Jingo" in
GOLDSMITH-Vicar of Wakefield. Ch. X. 11
The closeness of their intercourse (the intercourse of nations) will assuredly render war as absurd and impossible by-and-by, as it would be for Manchester to fight with Birmingham, or Holborn Hill with the Strand.
LEIGH HUNT—Preface to Poems. Oh! if I were Queen of France, or, still better,
Pope of Rome, I would have no fighting men abroad and no
weeping maids at home; All the world should be at peace; or if kings
must show their might, Why, let them who make the quarrels be the
only ones to fight. CHARLES JEFFRIES— Jeannette and Jeannot. 13
He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off.
Job. XXXIX. 25.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of
the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes
of wrath are stored: He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terri
ble swift sword:
His truth is marching on. JULIA WARD HOWE-Battle Hymn of the Re
public. L'Angleterre prit l'aigle, et l'Autriche l'aiglon.
The English took the eagle and Austrians the eaglet. VICTOR Hugo. Napoleon adopted the lectern
eagle for his imperial standard. His son was
the eaglet. Earth was the meadow, he the mower strong.
VICTOR HUGO-La Légende des Siècles.
The sinews of war are those two metals (gold and silver). ARTHUR HULL to ROBERT CECIL, in a Memo
rial, Nov. 28, 1600. Same idea in FULLER'S Holy State. P. 125. (Ed. 1649)
(See also CICERO)
The safety of the country is at stake. We must let ourselves be killed on the spot rather than retreat.
No faltering can be tolerated today. GENERAL JOFFRE — Proclamation. Sept. 6,
1914. 15 I have prayed in her fields of poppies,
I have laughed with the men who diedBut in all my ways and through all my days
Like a friend He walked beside.
That only God understands,
With the Sword of God in His hand.
(See also WHITNALL)
The people arose as one man.
Judges. XX. 8.
Soon the men of the column began to see that though the scarlet line was slender, it was very rigid and exact. KINGLAKE-Invasion of the Crimea. Vol. III.
P. 455. The spruce beauty of the slender red line. KINGLAKE— Invasion of the Crimea. Vol. III. P. 248. Ed. 6.
(See also RUSSELL)