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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 Universal Songster and Museum of Mirth: A Collection of ..., Volume 2

1835 - 312 pages
...a Briton has laid him. But half 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 sudenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and glory, We carv'd...
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The National Preceptor: Or, Selections in Prose and Poetry; Consisting of ...

Jesse Olney - 1838 - 336 pages
...has laid him." 7. 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 — 8. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory We carved not a...
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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayly

Samuel Carter Hall - 1838
...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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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...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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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayly

Samuel Carter Hall - 1838
...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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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

Fitz-Greene Halleck - 1840
...a-Britop 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 book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 pages
...ashes upbraid 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 gory : We carv'd not a line,...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - 1842 - 348 pages
...Brilon 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 sad we laid him down From the field of his fame fresh and gory, We carved not a line, and...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 7

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 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 Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 20

1842
...imperfect copy of the original. In one it is quite plain that the stanza, which closes with the lines — ' And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was sulienly firing.' and in which the word ' suddenly' is often substituted for ' sullenly' was printed...
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