He that stands upon a slippery place,
Makes nice of no vile hold to stay him up.
SHAKS.: _King John,_ Act iii., Sc. 4.
Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
SHAKS.: _1 Henry IV.,_ Act ii., Sc. 3.
Whom neither shape of danger can dismay,
Nor thought of tender happiness betray.
WORDSWORTH: _Character of the Happy Warrior._