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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 Songs of Charles Dibdin: Chronologically Arranged, with Notes ..., Volume 2

Charles Dibdin, George Hogarth - 1848 - 686 pages
...and crashy crown, Tee fays and means I'll let you know, to get tee bus' ness tone. Vid my fa lal, &c. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant random gnu That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and sad we laid him...
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The Patrician, Volume 6

John Burke, Bernard Burke - 1848
...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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Historical Record of the Ninth, Or the East Norfolk Regiment of Foot ...

Richard Cannon - 1848 - 135 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 suddenly firing I Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 6

1848
...uphraid 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 Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 5-6

1856
...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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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 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 Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1850 - 528 pages
...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 sulleuly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 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 New American Speaker: A Collection of Oratorical and Dramatical Pieces ...

John Celivergos Zachos - 1851 - 552 pages
...— But little he '11 reck, if they '11 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 ; A.nd we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suLenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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First Book of Poetry for Elementary Schools

Frederic Charles Cook - 1851
...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 random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him...
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