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mettle
used in Henry IV, Part 1

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Definition
the courage to carry on
  • They take it already upon their salvation, that though I be but Prince of Wales, yet I am the king of courtesy; and tell me flatly I am no proud Jack, like Falstaff, but a corinthian, a lad of mettle, a good boy,—by the Lord, so they call me;—and, when I am King of England, I shall command all the good lads in Eastcheap.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Eastcheap. A Room in the Boar's-Head Tavern (3% in)
  • I wonder much, Being men of such great leading as you are, That you foresee not what impediments Drag back our expedition: certain Horse Of my cousin Vernon's are not yet come up: Your uncle Worcester's Horse came but to-day; And now their pride and mettle is asleep, Their courage with hard labour tame and dull, That not a horse is half the half himself.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The Rebel Camp near Shrewsbury (22% in)
  • O, this boy Lends mettle to us all!
    5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — Another Part of the Field (15% in)

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