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Quotation by Shakespeare
Gentlemen in England now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 4, sc. 3, l. 64-7.
encouraging his army to fight. Saint Crispin was martyrd with Crispian, and their joint festival is on October 25, the date of the battle of Agincourt.
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