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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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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...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 ; STANZAS....
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

1854
...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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Gleanings from the Poets, for Home and School

1855 - 430 pages
...ashes upbraid 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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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1855
...let him sleep on 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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The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - 1855 - 444 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 Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 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 modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856
...Briton has laid him! But half of our heavy task was done, When the bell tolled 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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Notes and Queries

1856
...lias laid him. " 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 sullenly f firing. " Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory —...
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The Rhetorical Reader

Ebenezer Porter - 1856 - 504 pages
...Briton 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 sullenly firing— 8 ( jj ) Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field "f his fame fresh and...
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In honorem, songs of the brave, poems and odes by Campbell [and others].

Honor - 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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