know that Ihavethe bodyof a weak and feeble woman, but I havetheheart
and stomach of a kingand a king of England too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any Prince of
Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm. Elizabeth I Address at Tilbury on the approach of the Spanish Armada.
Persuasion is the resource of the feeble; and the feeble can seldom persuade.
Edward Gibbon ^88 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,