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Quotation by Shakespeare
O God of battles, steel my soldiers' hearts.
Possess them not with fear. Take from them now
The sense of reckoning, ere th' opposed numbers
Pluck their hearts from them.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 4, sc. 1, l. 289-92.
"Sense of reckoning" means ability to gauge the odds against winning; the French army is much larger.
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