Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his God?' 1st Baron
Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 27.
Alone stood brave Horatius, But constant still in mind; Thrice thirty thousand foes before, And the broad flood behind. 1st Baron
Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 57.
With weeping and with laughter Still is the story told, How well Horatius kept the bridge In the brave days of old. 1st BaronSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lays of Ancient Rome,'Horatius', stanza 70.
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