I have heard of some kind of men that put quarrels purposely on others to taste their valour.
She did show favour to the youth in your sight only to exasperate you, to awake your dormouse valour, to put fire in your heart and brimstone in your liver.
And’t be any way, it must be with valour: for policy I hate; I had as lief be a Brownist as a politician.
Why, then, build me thy fortunes upon the basis of valour.
Challenge me the count’s youth to fight with him; hurt him in eleven places; my niece shall take note of it: and assure thyself there is no love-broker in the world can more prevail in man’s commendation with woman than report of valour.
But, sir, I will deliver his challenge by word of mouth, set upon Ague-cheek notable report of valour, and drive the gentleman,—as I know his youth will aptly receive it,—into a most hideous opinion of his rage, skill, fury, and impetuosity.
Nothing of that wonderful promise, to read him by his form, as you are like to find him in the proof of his valour.
This was looked for at your hand, and this was baulked: the double gilt of this opportunity you let time wash off, and you are now sailed into the north of my lady’s opinion; where you will hang like an icicle on Dutchman’s beard, unless you do redeem it by some laudable attempt either of valour or policy.