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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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The Chilswell Book of English Poetry

Robert Bridges - 1924 - 272 pages
...upbraid 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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A Golden Treasury of Irish Verse

Lennox Robinson - 1925 - 346 pages
...upbraid 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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A Golden Treasury of Irish Verse

Lennox Robinson - 1925 - 346 pages
...upbraid 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 Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 3

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 pages
...upbraid 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 wp heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly anil sadly we laid...
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Magic Casements

1926 - 727 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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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 54

1884
...Shakespeareauism.'2 And now, as it was said when brave Moore was laid to rest in his cloak, "But half our heavy task was done When the clock struck the hour for retiring; " nor, indeed, will it be unexpected if I hear from over. Will it be believed ? Bottom's " wren with...
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McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - 1879 - 256 pages
...him ; But little he'll reck, if they'll let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. 7. 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. 8. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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Famous Poems from Bygone Days

Martin Gardner - 1995 - 177 pages
...the hillow! 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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A Muse of Fire: Literature, Art and War

Arnold D. Harvey - 1998 - 326 pages
...our bayonets turning; By the struggling moonbeam's misty light And the lantern dimly burning . . . 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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