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Fight

(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.)

Demosthenes, being reproached for running away from Philip of Macedon, at Chæronea, replied, “A man that runs away may fight again ('Aner o pheugon kai palin machesetai).” (See Aulus Gellius, xvii. 21.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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