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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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Songs of the Brave: The Soldier's Dream, and Other Poems and Odes

Honor, Thomas Campbell, Songs - 1856 - 46 pages
...on the billow ! . 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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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...has laid him. But5 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. BOAD1CEA. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and...
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A collection of poems from various authors, fo young persons

Collection - 1856 - 102 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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Goodrich's Fifth School Reader

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1857 - 384 pages
...has laid him. 11. 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. 12. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory;...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 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 book of recitations [ed.] by C.W. Smith

Charles William Smith (professor of elocution.) - 1857
...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 sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We...
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The pupil's manual of choice reading, arranged by T.B. Smith

Thomas Buckley Smith - 1858
...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. 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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Select specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858
...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 Lyrics of Ireland

Samuel Lover - 1858 - 360 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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A selection of poetry; by H. Marriott

Harvey Marriott - 1859
...Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour of retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, Prom the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We carved not a line...
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