I was always a coward in a carriage, if I was n't on the box and the reins in my hands; and the same at sea.
But you are right: I am a coward and a bungler, because I can create no life.
You have been a cowardin your own fight, and Garibaldi does not--nor does Italy--want a coward in his ranks.
Fearless as he was before bright bayonets, he was an uttercoward before bright ideas.
Truly, thou art a fit tool for this coward Sheriff of Nottingham.
Lion or no lion," quoth the valorous Cook, "come thou straight forth, else thou art a coward heart as well as a knavish thief.
I would fain let him know who it was who won the golden arrow from out his hand, and also that I am no coward such as he takes me to be.
But now some coward hand from behind threw a sharp jagged stone that smote the stranger on the crown, so that he staggered back, and the red blood gushed from the cut and ran down his face and over his jerkin.
I trow thou drawest better bow than that same coward knave Robin Hood, that dared not show his face here this day.
Though Conan was a coward and rarely adventured himself in battle with the Fianna, it is told that once a good man fell by his hand.
I swear to God what the great tribes of Ulster swear: he is a coward who goes out of a fight alive having left his lord with his foes in death.
It will not cook the food of a coward or one forsworn.
And all men kill the thing they love, By all let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word: The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword.
A brave man may save his life in situations where a coward would lose it and a fool would risk it.
Gladys's face was crimson with shame when she told how she had tried to make Sahwah take her out in the sponson during rest hour, and had called her a coward because she refused.
This Sahwah whom she had twitted as being a coward and a baby because she would not break her word, was made of the stuff that heroes are made of, and had probably given her brave life to save her worthless one.
The reason is, perhaps, that the coward on the offensive is more afraid than the coward on the defensive, and thus a man usually cowardly is transformed for the moment into a man of courage.
He listened attentively to the count, who told us we were going to our destruction, and like the coward that he was, he began to plan how to escape from the dangerous journey.
The thought that the woman who had loved and trusted him, his young wife--his young wife of a few months only--had died believing him a coward and an ingrate was too bitter!
It is possible that what you say is true and that you are not the coward I have thought you.
The poor coward screamed as he heard the words, and, flinging himself on the ground, he embraced Barbaroux's knees in a paroxysm of terror.
Shall I ever be a coward and a weakling, or am I still but young and cannot trust my arm to right me with the man who wrongs me first?
Base deceiver of women, beautiful in appearance and favor, but coward at heart!
And Achilles said, "I were a slave and a coward if I owned thee as my lord.
Shouldst thou steal away like a verycoward I would be bold to follow thee--aye even into battle itself--so fly not John.
Will shuddered, and tried to keep all these coward fancies out of his mind; but they would come as he stood listening and holding the rope just tight enough to feel the action of his friend.