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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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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...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 sullenly firing.1 Slowly and sadly we laid him...
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The ballad poetry of Ireland. Ed. by C.G. Duffy. 4th ed

sir Charles Gavan Duffy - 1845 - 252 pages
...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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The Modern Poetical Speaker; Or, a Collection of Pieces Adapted for ...

Modern poetical speaker, Fanny Bury PALLISER - 1845
...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 Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1845 - 504 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 American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - 1845 - 448 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 Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1846 - 504 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 Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayley

Samuel Carter Hall - 1846
...But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half 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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Hamilton's Campaign with Moore and Wellington During the Peninsular War

Anthony Hamilton (of the 43rd Light Infantry.) - 1847 - 163 pages
...him,— But little he'H recfe, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laidi 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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Historical Records of the British Army [Infantry] ...

Great Britain. Adjutant-General's Office, Richard Cannon - 1847
...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 suddenly firing 1 Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Book of Poetry

Bennett George Johns - 1847 - 186 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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