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Quotation by Shakespeare
They come like sacrifices in their trim,
And to the fire-eyed maid of smoky war
All hot and bleeding will we offer them.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 4, sc. 1, l. 113-5.
Expecting to defeat Prince Hal and his army; "fire-eyed maid" means Bellona, goddess of war.
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