51 - Magnanimity Baffled Magnanimity Baffled. "Sharp words we had before the fight; But—now the fight is done— Look, here's my hand," said the Victor bold, "Take it—an honest one! What, holding back? I mean you well; Though worsted, you strove stoutly, man; The odds were great; I honor you; Man honors man. "Still silent, friend? can grudges be? Yet am I held a foe?— Turned to the wall, on his cot he lies— Never I'll leave him so! Brave one! I here implore your hand; Dumb still? all fellowship fled? Nay, then, I'll have this stubborn hand!" He snatched it—it was dead.