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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 Lyre: Fugitive Poetry of the Nineteenth Century

Lyre - 1841 - 344 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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The Lyre: Fugitive Poetry of the Nineteenth Century

Lyre - 1841 - 344 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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The book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 pages
...dimly borning. 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 ! 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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Arundines Cami; sive, Musarum Cantabrigiensium lusus canori, collegit atque ...

Cam river - 1841
...lanthorn dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet or 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 stedfastly gazed...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]., Volume 26

John George Cochrane - 1841
...to the arduous duties that unquestionable ability entails on its possessor, he was fated to die— " Like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him." An open rupture with France appeared at hand. France herself being in a state of revolution, and disposed...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 26-27

1841
...the arduous duties that unquestionable ability entails on its possessor, he was fated to die — " Like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him." An open rupture with France appeared at hand. France herself being in a state of revolution, and disposed...
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Soldiers and Sailors: Or, Anecdotes, Details, and Recollections of Naval and ...

Old Humphrey - 1842 - 340 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 stedfastly gazed...
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Book of the Poets: The Modern Poets of the Nineteenth Century

1842 - 490 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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The Quarterly Review, Volume 70

1842
...honourably, because ' No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud they bound him, But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.' It is assumed, of course, that no frightful accumulations of interment would be crowded into a narrow...
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The School Reader: Fourth Book. Containing Instructions in the Elementary ...

Charles Walton Sanders - 1849 - 304 pages
...have laid him. 6. 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. * This beautiful ode, as usual, is ascribed to Wolfe, though more recea discoveries render it probable...
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