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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 New-England Pocket Songster: A Choice Collection of Popular Songs, New ...

1846 - 160 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 sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly 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 - 1846 - 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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Historical Records of the British Army [Infantry] ...

Great Britain. Adjutant-General's Office, Richard Cannon - 1847
...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 1 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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Historical Record of the Ninth, Or the East Norfolk Regiment of Foot ...

Richard Cannon - 1848 - 135 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 suddenly firing I 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 Patrician, Volume 6

John Burke, Bernard Burke - 1848
...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 carved...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 6

1848
...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 hie fame fresli and gory : We...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 5-6

1856
...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 literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...Briton has laid him ! But half of our heavy task was done, When the bell toll'd 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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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 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 ; WOLFE....
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The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1850 - 528 pages
...Briton has laid him. But half 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 sulleuly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We...
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