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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
Fire answers fire, and through their paly flames
Each battle sees the other’s umbered face;
Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs
Piercing the night’s dull ear, and from the tents
The armourers, accomplishing the knights,
With busy hammers closing rivets up, 1
Give dreadful note of preparation.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Prologue.
    There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
Would men observingly distil it out.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 1.
    Every subject’s duty is the king’s; but every subject’s soul is his own.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 1.
    That ’s a perilous shot out of an elder-gun.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 1.
    Who with a body filled and vacant mind
Gets him to rest, crammed with distressful bread.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 1.
    Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 1.
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 3.
    This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 3.
    Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth 2 as household words,—
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,—
Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 3.
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 3.
    There is a river in Macedon; and there is also moreover a river at Monmouth;… and there is salmons in both.
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 7.
Note 1.
With clink of hammers closing rivets up.—Colley Cibber: Richard III. Altered, act v. sc. 3. [back]
Note 2.
”In their mouths” in Dyce, Singer, Staunton, and White. [back]