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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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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...— But little* he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But5 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. BOAD1CEA. Slowly and sadly...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 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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Goodrich's Fifth School Reader

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1857 - 384 pages
...him — But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. 11. 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. 12. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Poets of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 1808

Robert Aris Willmott - 1857 - 398 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 wo heard the distant and random gun Of the enemy sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1857
...that's gone And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him ; But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on, 126 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. i Slowly and sadly we...
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McGuffey's New Sixth Eclectic Reader: Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, with ...

William Holmes McGuffey - 1857 - 448 pages
...little he 'II reck, || if obey '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 Powers of Europe and Fall of Sebastopol

A British officer - 1857 - 404 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 Of the enemy, suddenly firing. " Slowly and sadly we laid him...
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Select specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858
...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 pupil's manual of choice reading, arranged by T.B. Smith

Thomas Buckley Smith - 1858
...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 Lyrics of Ireland

Samuel Lover - 1858 - 360 pages
...upbraid him, — But little hell 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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