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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 children's harp, or, Select poetry for the young

Children - 1859
...Briton has 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 firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We...
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Pearls from the poets: specimens selected, with biogr. notes, by H.W. Dulcken

Henry William Dulcken - 1860
...Briton has 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 firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We...
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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - 1860 - 606 pages
...the billow. [head, Bat half of our heavy task was done, Win n the clock struck the hour for retiring, And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was sullenly liring. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of tils fame fresh and gory; We...
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Poetry for School and Home, from the best authors. Edited by T. Shorter

Thomas Shorter - 1861
...let him sleep on, 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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McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - 1879 - 256 pages
...has laid him. 7. 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. 8. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame, fresh and gory ;...
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The Original Rhythmical Grammar of the English Language

James Chapman - 1976
...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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Famous Poems from Bygone Days

Martin Gardner - 1995 - 177 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 carved...
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