TAVINGTON: I dare to presume my own meager
contributions will be rewarded one day.
CORNWALLIS: You may presume too much. His Majesty, like history, judges us
not only by the outcome of the war and the manner in which it was fought.
Although we serve the Crown, and we must conduct ourselves accordingly.
Surrounding troops will be given quarter. These brutal tactics must stop!
TAVINGTON: Is it not enough, my lord, that I have never lost a battle?
CORNWALLIS: You serve me and the manner in which you serve me reflects upon
me. I would've thought that a gentleman from a family as esteemed as yours would
TAVINGTON: My late father squandered any esteem in which we were held along
with my inheritance. I advance myself only through victory.
CORNWALLIS: You advance yourself only through my good graces. These colonials are our brethren. And
when this conflict is over, we will reestablish commerce with them. Do you
TAVINGTON: Perfectly, my lord.
GABRIEL: Reverend, with your permission, I'd like to make an announcement.
REV. OLIVER: Young man, this is a house of God.
GABRIEL: I understand, Reverend, and I apologize. The South Caroline militia
is being called up. I'm here to
enlist everyman willing.
REV. OLIVER: Son, we are here to pray for the souls of those men hanging
GABRIEL: Yes, pray for them. But honor them by taking up arms with us.
HARDWICK: And bring more suffering to this town?
SCOTT: If King George can hang those men, our friends, he can hang any one of
ANNE: Dan Scott, barely a week ago I heard you railed for two hours about
independence. Mr. Hardwick, how many times have I heard you speak of freedom at
my father's table? Half the men in this church, including you, Father, and you,
Reverend, are as ardent patriots as I. Will you know, when you are needed most,
stop at only words? Is that the sort of men you are? I ask only that you act
upon the beliefs of which you have so strongly spoken and in which you so
GABRIEL: Who's with us?
这里的quarter可不是"四分之一，一刻钟"的意思，而是"（对降敌的）饶命，饶恕，宽容"，例如：He has got no quarter from
the competitors whom he had forced out of business. 那些被他挤出生意圈的竞争对手们对他毫不宽容。
Quarter常用来搭配的表达有to give quarter，to ask for quarter。
再给大家介绍一个关于good graces的短语：with good graces，意思是"欣然地"，例如：They had tried hard to
win but accepted their loss with good grace.
3. Call up
Call up 在这里的意思是"召集，征召……入伍"，例如：He was called up for active duty.
此外，call up还可以表示"使人想起……"，例如：These stories call up old times.
Call up 现在的最新用法是"调出电脑数据"，例如：I asked him to call up the last quarter's sales
4. Take up arms
"带上武器"能去干什么？当然是"奔赴战场，与敌人战斗"了。Take up arms
不仅指真刀真枪的战斗，还指语言上的交锋，我们来看两个例子： The Kurds took up arms against the Iranians at
least two centuries ago. Some believe it's the vice-president's job to take
up the arms for the president.