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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Prince de Condé

  • [Louis I. de Bourbon, a French general; born in Vendôme, 1530; avowing himself a Calvinist, became chief of the Protestant army in the civil war, until killed in the battle of Jarnac, March 13, 1569, after he had surrendered.]
  • Danger is sweet for Christ and my country.

  • The motto on his banner at the battle of Jarnac. Before the action began, he received a kick in the leg from a horse; but, although the bone protruded through his boot, he spurred on his followers by charging them to remember the condition in which Louis de Bourbon entered the battle for “Christ and his country.” At first, all gave way before him; but, wounded in the arm, his leg broken, and his horse killed under him, he fell to the ground; and, unable, to fight or fly, surrendered to the Duc d’Anjou, afterward Henry III., by one of whose officers Condé was shot through the head.