Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee.Bible (Old Testament)
He stood at bold defiance with his prince; Held up the buckler of the people's cause Against the crown, and skulked behind the laws.john dryden
Not worthy to carry the buckler unto him.Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici (1642), Part I, Section 21.
Nature gave horns to the bull, Hoofs gave she to the horse. To the lion cavernous jaws, And swiftness to the hare. The fish taught she to swim, The bird to cleave the air; To man she reason gave; Not yet was woman dowered. What, then, to woman gave she? The priceless gift of beauty. Stronger than any buckler, Than any spear more piercing. Who hath the gift of beauty. Nor fire nor steel shall harm her.Odes, XXIV. (Quotes)