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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 American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - 1855 - 444 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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Europe and the Allies of the Past and of Today: With a Complete History of ...

1855
...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 retiringAnd we heard the distant and random gun Of the enemy, suddenly firing. " Slowly and sadly we...
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European Historical Collections: Comprising England, Scotland, with Holland ...

John Warner Barber - 1855 - 568 pages
...little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid aim. But half of onr heavy task was done. When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard by the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we...
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Songs of the Brave: The Soldier's Dream, and Other Poems and Odes

Honor, Thomas Campbell, Songs - 1856 - 46 pages
...pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head. And we far away on the billow ! . 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 ballads of Ireland, collected and ed. by E. Hayes, Volume 2

Edward Hayes (collector of ballads) - 1856
...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 by the distant and random gun — That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly...
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Poetry: selected for the use of schools and families by A. Bowman

Anne Bowman - 1856 - 292 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 sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him...
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The Ballads of Ireland, Volume 2

Edward Hayes - 1856
...him, But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on — In the grave where a Briton has laid Viim. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring : And we heard by the distant and random gun — That the foe was«sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 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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In honorem, songs of the brave, poems and odes by Campbell [and others].

Honor - 1856
...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 collection of poems from various authors, fo young persons

Collection - 1856 - 102 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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