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" Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone And o'er his cold ashes 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... "
Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States: In the Years 1813 ... - Page 61
by Mordecai Manuel Noah - 1819 - 431 pages
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Accepted Addresses; Or, Proemium Poetarum: To which are Added, Macbeth ...

Parodies - 1813 - 195 pages
...In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock told the hour for retiring; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory; We carved...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and ..., Volume 59

Edmund Burke - History - 1818
...our heavy task was done, When the clock toll'd the hour for retiring; And we heard by the distant und random gun, That the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid hin. down, From the Held of his fame fresh and gory : We carved not a line, we raised not a stone,...
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Tickler, Or, Monthly Compendium of Good Things, in Prose and ..., Volumes 1-3

English literature - 1818
...In the grave whore a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock toll'd the hour for retiring-; And we heard the distant and random gun, That tue foe was suddenly firing. Slswly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and...
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The Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 5

1821
...half of onr heavy task was done, When the clock tolled the hour for retiring ; • And we heard by the distant and random gun, That. the foe was suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we kid him down From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We carved not a' line, we raised not a stone,...
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The Dublin and London magazine

1825
...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 him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory: We...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 24

1825
...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 him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ;...
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Arliss's Literary collections

John Arliss - 1825 - 358 pages
...grave where a Briton laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock told the hour of retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fume fresh and gory; We carved...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 95, Part 2; Volume 138

Early English newspapers - 1825
...has laid him. " But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for returning ; And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was sullenly firing. " Slowly and sadly we kid him down, From the field of his feme freth and gory ; We...
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Journal of the conversations of lord Byron ... in the years 1821 and 1822

Thomas Medwin - 1825
...In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock told the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun Of the enemy sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 10

Great Britain - 1826
...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 and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. 8. " Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory...
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