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One More Time Into The Fray

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 26, 2007

In Reply to: One More Time Into The Fray posted by Jackie on March 26, 2007

: Any one hear of the phrase: "One More Time Into The Fray"? My friend said she heard this from somewhere, but doesn't remember where? Anyone know?

Perhaps she had in mind a somewhat differently spelled saying, actually part of a pep-talk by young King Henry (V), on the eve of the Battle of Agincourt against the French, in 1415. "Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more, or fill the wall up with our English dead." Well, perhaps Henry didn't say exactly that, as Shakespeare reports, but the Battle of Agincourt, which the English won, helped propel Shakespeare's phrase into the vocabulary of every patriotic and well-read Englishman. Or, for that matter, into the vocabulary of many a patriotic and well-read American.

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