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" 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. "
Elocutionary Manual: The Principles of Elocution ; with Exercises and Notations - Page 142
by Alexander Melville Bell - 1887 - 240 pages
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Christian Examiner, Volume 1; Volume 6

1829
...him, — But little he '11 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 ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. ' Slowly and sadly we laid...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - 1830 - 480 pages
...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 ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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Memorials of the Late War ...: Journal of a soldier of the Seventy-first ...

1831
...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 ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B.

James Carrick Moore - 1833
...— But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. VII. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; Aud we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing. VIII. Slowly and sadly...
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The life of lieutenant-general sir John Moore, Volume 2

James Carrick Moore - 1834
...him,— But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. VII. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring; Aud we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing. . ~ -•. VIII. •"•£...
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The Life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B.

James Carrick Moore - 1834
...— But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. VII. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; Aud we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing. VIII. Slowly and sadly...
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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayly

Samuel Carter Hall - 1838
...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 ; And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayly

Samuel Carter Hall - 1838
...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 ; And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...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 ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

Fitz-Greene Halleck - 1840
...upbraid him ; But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a-Britop 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...
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