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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 book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 pages
...the billow ! Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that 's gone. And o'er his cold ashes upbraid 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 suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 7

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1825
...hirr^, — But little he'll reek, if they let him sleep on Jn 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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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - 1842 - 348 pages
...upbraid him ; But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Brilon 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 suddenly firing. Slowly and sad we laid...
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Soldiers and Sailors: Or, Anecdotes, Details, and Recollections of Naval and ...

Old Humphrey - 1842 - 340 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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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...upbraid him — But little he'll reok, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. 3. ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sailly we laid...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...upbraid him — But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch ! Cold and yet cheerful: ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Freemason's Monthly Magazine, Volume 3

1844
...upbraid him, But little he'll reek, if they let him sleep on In the ground 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 fee was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The District School Reader, Or, Exercises in Reading and Speaking: Designed ...

William Draper Swan - 1845 - 484 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 Of the enemy, suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 pages
...And lit'tle he'll re'ck (if they let him sleep o'n) In the gra've/ where a B'riton has laid hi'm ! But half of our heavy task was do'ne, When the clo'ck/ struck the hour for reti'ring, And we h'eard (by the distant and random g'un) That the foe/ was suddenly firin'g. Slo'wly and sa'dly...
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