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(See Hudibras, Pt. iii. c. 3.)

“He that fights and runs away

May live to fight another day;

But he that is in battle slain

Can never rise to fight again.”


Sir John Mennes: Musarum Delictæ (1656.)

Demosʹthenēs, being reproached for running away from Philip of Macedon, at Chæroneʹa, replied, “A man that runs away may fight again (Aνηρ o φευγων).” (See Aulus Gellius, xvii. 21.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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