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A word and a blow

Posted by Tulio on September 04, 2004

Can anybody help with the meaning of this one:

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.

John Dryden: Amphitryon, act i. sc. 1.

I've found similar quotes on J. Bunyan, W. Shakespeare and R. Burton