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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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Soldiers and Sailors: Or, Anecdotes, Details, and Recollections of Naval and ...

Old Humphrey - 1842 - 340 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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Eclectic Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 1

John Holmes Agnew - 1843
...imperfect copy of the original. In one it is quite plain that the stanza, which closes with the lines — 1 And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was sullenly firing,' and in which the word ' suddenly' is often substituted for 'sullenly' wag printed...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...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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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; senger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame freeh and gory ; We...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; bert Chambers sullenly firing. Slowly and sailly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1845 - 504 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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The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - 1845 - 448 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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The ballad poetry of Ireland. Ed. by C.G. Duffy. 4th ed

sir Charles Gavan Duffy - 1845 - 252 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; A LAMENT...
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The Modern Poetical Speaker; Or, a Collection of Pieces Adapted for ...

Modern poetical speaker, Fanny Bury PALLISER - 1845
...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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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...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 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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