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" Woe to the coward, that ever he was born, Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn! "
Notes and Queries - Página 77
1904
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liberty, equality, fraternity

james fitzjames stephen - 1873
...visitor was blown back into common life, these words sounding after him on the wind :—• Cursed be the coward that ever he was born Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn. No man has a right to give the signal for such a battle by blowing the horn, unless he has first drawn...
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Contributions to Natural History and Papers on Other Subjects

James Simson - 1875 - 182 páginas
...ships, and committing himself to fortune," and of whom it could be most appropriately said : — " Woe to the coward, that ever he was born, Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn." Still, in England, there is that sense of dignity and honourable dealing among high-class, high-toned...
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Destiny: And Other Poems

George Bruce - 1876 - 514 páginas
...weak attempt to seize the enchanted sword, but a voice pronounced aloud the mysterious words : — " Woe to the coward that ever he was born, Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn." At the same time, a whirlwind of irresistible fury howled through the long hall, and bore the unfortunate...
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Lectures on Poetry: Delivered at Oxford

Sir Francis Hastings Doyle - 1877 - 292 páginas
...ever likely to cry out, as in the case of the feeble-minded Scotchman — Woe to the coward that e'er he was born, Who did not draw the sword, before he blew the horn — was none the more, on that account, out of the reach of danger. We know that, year after year,...
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Lectures delivered before the University of Oxford, 1868. (Lectures on poetry).

sir Francis Hastings C. Doyle (2nd bart.) - 1877
...ever likely to cry out, as in the case of the feeble-minded Scotchman — Woe to the coward that e'er he was born, Who did not draw the sword, before he blew the horn — was none the more, on that account, out of the reach of danger. We know that, year after year,...
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Waverley; or 'Tis sixty years since, Volumen313

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1882 - 418 páginas
...the same moment a voice pronounced aloud the mysterious words : — ' Woo to tho coward, that over he was born, Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn I ' At the same time a whirlwind of irresistible fury howled through the long hall, bore the unfortunate...
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Englische studien: Organ für englische philologie unter ..., Volumen7

1884
...born.« lautet in der bei Kühn und Schwartz aus Scott's Daemonology and Witchcraft mitgetheilten sage . »Woe to the coward, that ever he was born Who did not draw the sword before he blew the hörn.« In einer ändern irischen sage (Dherro Dhirlha oder Die schlafenden krieger), mitgetheilt...
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Folk-lore and Legends: Germany

C. J. T. - 1889 - 184 páginas
...seize the enchanted sword ; but at the same moment a voice pronounced aloud the mysterious words — " Woe to the coward, that ever he was born, Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn ! " At the same time a whirlwind of irresistible fury howled through the long hall, bore the unfortunate...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volumen150

1891
...same errand was driven back wrathfully, because he first blew the horn ere he drew the sword — " Woe to the coward that ever he was born, Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn." That other adventurer was all right in first drawing the sword, only he failed in not blowing the horn....
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WAVEERLEY NOVELS BORDER EDITION

ANDREW LANG - 1892
...enchanted sword; but at the same moment a voice pronounced aloud the mysterious words, — xlvi APPENDIX TO Woe to the coward, that ever he was born. Who did not draw the sword before he blew the horn ! At the same time a whirlwind of irresistible fury howled through the long hall, bore the unfortunate...
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