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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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A selection of poetry; by H. Marriott

Harvey Marriott - 1859
...upbraid him ; But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on, III the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour of retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and...
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Christian consolation; The way home; and Conjugal love

D R. M'Nab - 1860
...But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow. ******* 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 were sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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Poetry for School and Home, from the best authors. Edited by T. Shorter

Thomas Shorter - 1861
...that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him ; But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on, 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 Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1861 - 332 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 Tbat the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid...
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The Ballad Poetry of Ireland

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy - 1861 - 253 pages
...him, — Put little he '11 reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has hud him. Bat 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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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...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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Popular Poetry: a selection of pieces old and new, adapted for general use

Popular poetry - 1862 - 220 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 Revised code. The grade lesson books in six standards, by E.T. Stevens ...

Edward Thomas Stevens - 1863
...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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Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860

1863
...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 poetical reader for school and home use, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1863
...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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