As gentlemen, you feel strongly that when confronted with a dictatorial word, an energetic fist should be ready to resist.
In fact, you have a great deal of thoughts on how a gentleman ought to behave.
For instance, his nose should pant and his lip should curl. Additionally, his cheeks should flame and his brow should furl. His bosom should heave and his heart should glow, and last but not least, his fist be ever ready for a knock-down blow.