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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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Playtime with the poets: a selection of the best English poetry for the use ...

Playtime - 1863
...him — But little he'll reck, if they'll 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 first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader, Volume 5

James Stuart Laurie - 1863
...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 of retiring, And we heard the distant and random gun . That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...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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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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 Owl, a Wednesday journal of politics and society, Issue 1001; Issue 2288

1864
...bound him, And he looked a philosopher taking his rest With all his statistics round him. But half our heavy task was done When the clock struck the hour for retiring, And we listened to BOB LOWE'S Armstrong gun O'er the heads of the Radicals firing. Slowly and sadly...
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A first (A second) course of English composition

John Hugh Hawley - 1865
...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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An Introduction to Poetry

Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty - 1922 - 524 pages
...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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An English Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Shewing the Main Stream of English ...

Sir Henry John Newbolt - 1922 - 1011 pages
...the billow ! Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid 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 Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1908 pages
...him. — But little he '11 reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. u 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. * Coronach Slowly and sadly...
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Complete Course in Public Speaking

Joseph Albert Mosher - 1920 - 631 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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