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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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Christian Examiner, Volume 1; Volume 6

1829
...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 Academical Speaker: A Selection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from ...

Benjamin Dudley Emerson - 1830 - 321 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...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - 1830 - 480 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 ...: Journal of a soldier of the Seventy-first ...

1831
...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 ; \Ve...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1832
...has laid him. A But half of our heavy task was clone, 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 Life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B.

James Carrick Moore - 1833
...laid him. VII. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; Aud 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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The Life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B.

James Carrick Moore - 1834
...laid him. VII. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; Aud 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 ; WTe carved not...
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The life of lieutenant-general sir John Moore, Volume 2

James Carrick Moore - 1834
...laid him. VII. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring; Aud we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing. . ~ -•. VIII. •"•£ Slowly and sadly we laid him down, '- VFrom the field of his fame fresh and...
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Itinéraire et souvenirs d'Angleterre et d'Écosse, Volume 3

B. Ducos - 1834
...Briton bas laid him. But half of our heavy task was done , When the eloek struek the hour for retirinp ; 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 ; \Ve...
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Itinéraire et souvenirs d'Angleterre et d'Écosse, Volume 3

B. Ducos - 1834
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done , When the eloek struek tbe 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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