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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 Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 7

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1825
...dimly burning. "No useless coffin enclos'd his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud \ve 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 gaz'd...
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Stonehenge; or, The Romans in Britain, by Malachi Mouldy

Henry Godwin - 1842
...his tartan. NIi useless coffin inclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud they bound him ; Rut he lay like a warrior taking his rest. With his martial cloak around him. A barrow was afterwards raised over the chief and his brave companions ; and for many a century, a...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 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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Indian Fights and Fighters

Cyrus Townsend Brady - 1971 - 423 pages
...robes. When the robes were taken away the body of a splendid specimen of Indian manhood was disclosed. "He lay like a warrior taking his rest, with his martial cloak around him." His stern and royal look, the iron majesty of his features, even though composed in death, revealed...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2

1849
...warlike honors. " No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud they wound him, But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, "With his martial cloak around him." The bugle's wailing note blended mournfully with the steady beat of the muffled drum, and the cannon's...
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The Original Rhythmical Grammar of the English Language

James Chapman - 1976
...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...
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Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson - 1991 - 224 pages
...dimly burning. 3. 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 . . . 5. We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...till the sea extends Its limber margin, and precision ends. (1. 33—36) HelP; MOS; NOBA; QFR 2 But ; TW EnRP: OBNC; PoEL-4; Son MARY ELIZABETH COLERIDGE (1861-1907) Unwelc (1. 11—12) 3 We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone. But we left him alone with his glory....
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Forest and Other Gleanings: The Fugitive Writings of Catharine Parr Traill

Catherine Parr Strickland Traill - 1994 - 250 pages
...how did you feel when hearing, and sight, and speech were all shut out?" asked Kate Dalton. "I felt like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him." "Nonsense, my dear; but how did you feel? Do tell me." "Exactly like a person who had been buried alive,...
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Famous Poems from Bygone Days

Martin Gardner - 1995 - 177 pages
...dimly hurning. No useless coffin enclosed his hreast, 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 steadfastly gazed...
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