Pray God defend me! Aside. A little thing would make me tell them how much I lack of a man.
– William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night, Act 3, Scene 4. A scared Viola in youth’s disguise prays that she doesn’t get hurt in the duel with Sir Andrew. Ironically while she jokes about what she lacks as a man, her opponent is actually a total coward and the worst possible advertisement for manhood.