Their weapons only
Seem'd on our side, but, for their spirits and souls,
This word, rebellion, it had froze them up,
As fish are in a pond.
SHAKS.: _2 Henry IV.,_ Act i., Sc. 1.
Rebellion now began, for lack
Of zeal and plunder, to grow slack.
BUTLER: _Hudibras,_ Pt. iii., Canto ii., Line 31.