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" Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow. "
Elocutionary Manual: The Principles of Elocution ; with Exercises and Notations - Page 140
by Alexander Melville Bell - 1887 - 240 pages
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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1828 - 392 pages
...dead of night, 3 No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay — like a warrior taking his rest — With his martial cloak around him ! 4 Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly...
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The Poetical Melange

1828
...burning. — No useless coffin inclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we bound him, . But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we stedfastly gazed...
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Tales of an Antiquary: Chiefly Illustrative of the Manners ..., Volume 2

Richard Thomson - 1828
...continued to pace the Church, when others withdrew to their Taverns and Ordinaries. There he lay, " i like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him," in his hood and shirt of mail, and clothed in his splendid tabard of Gules, with golden crosslets ;...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 1; Volume 6

1829
...dimly burning. ' No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. ' Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed...
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Lord Morcar of Hereward: A Romance of the Times of William the ..., Volume 4

Miss Pardoe (Julia) - 1829
...England !" CHAP. XV. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shrond we bound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him!" Rev. C. WOIFK. A Warrior's Burial. WHEN the lady of Rossenville closed the door of the apartment in...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

1832
...considered perfect. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet, nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him." Were it our purpose, however, minutely to criticise this production, we should say it was defective,...
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The Academical Speaker: A Selection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from ...

Benjamin Dudley Emerson - 1830 - 321 pages
...dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay — like a warrior taking his rest — With his martial cloak around him ! Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed...
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The Lyre: Fugitive Poetry of the Xixth Century

Lyre - 1830 - 360 pages
...dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we bound him, But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed...
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Conversations on Religion, with Lord Byron and Others: Held in Cephalonia, a ...

James Kennedy - 1830 - 461 pages
...were the Greeks of No useless coffin enclosed his breast ; Nor in sheet nor shroud we bound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word in sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - 1830 - 480 pages
...dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed...
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