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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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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - 1833 - 216 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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Poetic gems: partly original; but chiefly selected from the best authors: by ...

Samuel BLACKBURN - 1833 - 240 pages
...dimly burning. No useless coffin enclos'd 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 gaz'd...
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The Life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B.

James Carrick Moore - 1833
...dimly burning. III. 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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The Canterbury Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1 - Volume 2, Issue 10

1834
...the poet, — " 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." Near Sir John Moore's, is a monument to Sir Ralph Abercromby, which presents a very imposing appearance....
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The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking ...

John Pierpont - 1835 - 276 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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Tales of the wars; or, Naval and military chronicle

1836
...dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not 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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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 2

1836
...is met, and now, prostrate on that car, held down by the icy hands of its first occupant, he lies " like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him." It hurries on unretarded in its course, and now, aided by the north wind, may be seen gliding over...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1838 - 304 pages
...dimly burning. 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 gazed...
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The Moral and Intellectual School Book: Containing Instructions for Reading ...

William Martin - 1838 - 348 pages
...dimly burning. No useless coffin confined 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 ; And we stedfastly gazed...
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Scotland, Volume 1

William Beattie - 1838 - 236 pages
...Britain, III. 19. " 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." The founder of this chapel, according to the authority already quoted, lived in great state at his...
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