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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 Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - 1852 - 558 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 suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - 1852 - 558 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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First collection of instructive extracts

Scottish school-book assoc - 1852
...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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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - 1852 - 399 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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Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences of Professor ..., Volume 1

Edmund Henry Barker - 1852
...him, — Bat 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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: on the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1853 - 785 pages
...him — But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Jiriton 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 collection of poetry for the use of juvenile classes, arranged, with notes ...

W H Cordeaux - 1853
...earth. — (4) Shroud — dress of the dead. — (5) Martial — soldierly. — (6) Keck — care. — But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random (7) gun, That the foe (s) was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly...
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McGuffey's Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide, Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic ...

William Holmes McGuffey - 1853 - 480 pages
...little he 'lt> reck, || if they '11 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 random gun Which the foe || was sullenly firing. 8. Slowly and sadly...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

1854
...him ; Bat little he 'ii 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, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...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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