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Quotation by Shakespeare
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot!
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry, "God for Harry! England and Saint George!"
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 3, sc. 1, l. 31-3.
seeing his troops as like greyhounds leashed ("in the slips") and waiting to be loosed to hunt game. St. George is the patron saint of England.
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