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" Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him ; But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him ! But half of our heavy task was done When the clock struck the hour for retiring,... "
"Elocutionary Manual.": The Principles of Elocution, with Exercises and ... - Page 149
by Alexander Melville Bell - 1878 - 243 pages
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Accepted Addresses; Or, Proemium Poetarum: To which are Added, Macbeth ...

1813 - 195 pages
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock told the hour for retiring; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory; We carved...
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Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States: In the Years 1813 ...

Mordecai Manuel Noah - 1819 - 431 pages
...cloak around him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock tolled the hour for retiring, And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory, We carved not a line,...
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The Poetical Common-place Book: Consisting of an Original Selection of ...

1822 - 388 pages
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock toll'd the hour for retiring, And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory; We carv'd not a line,...
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The soldier's companion, or Martial recorder, consisting of biography ...

Soldier - 1824
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock toll'd the hour for retiring, And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory, We carved not a line,...
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Arliss's Literary collections

John Arliss - 1825 - 358 pages
...a Briton laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock told the hour of retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fume fresh and gory; We carved...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 24

1825
...has laid him. ' But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. « Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ;...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 95, Part 2; Volume 138

1825
...has laid him. " But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for returning ; And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was sullenly firing. " Slowly and sadly we kid him down, From the field of his feme freth and gory ; We...
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The Dublin and London magazine

1825
...has laid him. ' But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. ' Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory: We...
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The elementary elocutionist: a selection of pieces in prose and verse, by J ...

John White (A.M.) - 1826
...spirit that's gone, In the grave where a Briton has laid him." ' But half of our heavy task was done, And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was suddenly firing— When the clock tolled the hour for retiring, Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 10

1826
...has laid him. 7. " But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. 8. " Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory...
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