How oft do they their silver bowers leave To come to succour us, that succour want ! How oft do they with golden pinions cleave The flitting skies, like flying pursuivant, Against foul fiends to aid us militant ! They for us fight, they watch and duly... The Fairy Queen - Page 269by Edmund Spenser - 1758Full view
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Florence Nightingale - History - 2003 - 871 pages
..."and all for love and nothing for reward" (Book 2, canto 8, stanza 75). The passage refers to angels: They for us fight, they watch and duly ward And their bright squadrons round about us plant, And all for love, and nothing for reward: O why should heavenly God...