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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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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., 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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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1827
...Briton 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 suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and " Nor will the muse leave her...
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Remains of the Late Rev. Charles Wolfe ...: With a Brief Memoir of His Life

Charles Wolfe - 1827 - 473 pages
...has laid him. VII. 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. VIII. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory...
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Remains of the Late Rev. Charles Wolfe ...: With a Brief Memoir of His Life

Charles Wolfe - 1828 - 294 pages
...laid him. VII. 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 suddenly firing. VIII. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We carved not...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - 1828 - 251 pages
...Briton has laid 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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An Illustration of the Principles of Elocution ...

William Brittainham Lacey - 1828 - 300 pages
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, Wh«n the clock struck 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...
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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1828 - 392 pages
...has laid him." 7 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— 8 Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of bis fame fresh and gory ! We carved not a line,...
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications

Constable and co, ltd - 1828
...Briton 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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Specimens of the Lyrical, Descriptive, and Narrative Poets of Great Britain ...

John Johnstone (of Edinburgh.) - 1828 - 560 pages
...Briton 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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Memorials of the Late War, Volume 1

1828 - 319 pages
...Briton 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 6eld of his fame, fresh and gory ; We...
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