For among other mischiefes thy neglect of armes brings upon thee, it causes thee to be contemnd, which is one of those disgraces, from which a Prince ought to keepe himselfe, as hereafter shall be sayd: for from one that is disarmd to one that is armd there is no proportion; and reason will not, that he who is in armes, should willingly yeeld obedience to him that is unfurnishd of them, and that he that is disarmd should be in security among his armed vassalls; for there being disdaine in the one, and suspicion in the other, it is impossible these should ever well cooperate.
They shall defie him, And to his face: why doe not ye raise the Burgers And draw up the new Companies? Enter Leidenberge? Leid. Away, good women! This is no sport for you: goe, cheere your husbands And bid 'em stand now bravely for their liberties. Arnam and Roterdam and all about us Have yeilded him obedience; all the new Companies Purgd and disarmd.
Without the upholding sense of duty, no man can be sure of his own behaviour, simply because he cannot be sure of his own nerves. Duty kept the red-cross knight "forlorne and left to losse," "haplesse and eke hopelesse," "Disarmd, disgraste, and inwardly dismayde, And eke so faint in every joynt and vayne,"
That was enough to make Cherry forget that little thorn of jealousy, especially as things subsided into their usual course, and she had no more food for conjecture. 'Who haplesse and eke hopelesse all in vaine, Did to him pace sad battle to darrayne; Disarmd, disgraste, and inwardly dismayde, And eke so faint in every ioynt and vayne, Through that fraile fountaine which him feeble made. SPENSER.
I D. W. How now? what haste? Vand. The Prince is drawing up to us And has disarmd all the strong Townes about us Of our new Soldiers; the English now stand only And the old Companies. Eng.-gentw.