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" Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight ; Linked in the... "
History of Europe: From the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC ... - Page 135
by Archibald Alison - 1843
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Marmion;: A Tale of Flodden Field

Walter Scott - Flodden, Battle of, England, 1513 - 1808 - 377 pages
...blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, L Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant...that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight; — I Linked in the serried phalanx tight, Groom fought like noble, squire like knight) As fearlessly...
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Select Reviews, Volumes 1-2

1809
...blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant...that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight ; — I/inked in the serried phalanx tight, (ˇroom fought like noble, squire like knight, As fearlessly...
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Marmion

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1810
...and rear, the squadrons sweep, ' To break the Scottish circle deep, That fought around their king. But yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging...that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight ; — Linked in the serried phalanx tight, Groom fought like noble, squire like knight, As fearlessly...
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The Royal Military Chronicle: Or, British Officers Monthly ..., Volume 3

Military art and science - 1811
..." The stubburn spearmen still made good " Their dark impenetrable wood, " Each stepping whrre liis comrade stood " The instant that he fell. " No thought...''• As fearlessly and well ; " Till utter darkness clot'd her wing " O'er their thin host and wounded king." . Scoffs Tale ttfFloitien. A little later...
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: Marmion; a tale of Flodden field

Sir Walter Scott - 1813
...charging knights like whirlwinds go. Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring : 36«> Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant...that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight ; — Linked in the serried phalanx tight, Groom fought like noble, squire like knight, As fearlessly...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 122

England - 1877
...high and low, made for victory. " The stubborn spearmen still made good Their dark impenetrable wood ; Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant...noble, squire like knight, As fearlessly and well." Many hours of exhausting strife had now passed, and the hard-earned advantage was on the side of the...
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq, Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1818
...hlow, Unhroken was the ring ; The stuhhorn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrahle wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant...that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight ; — Linked in the serried phalanx tifc.,t, Groom fought like nohle, squire like knight, 4 « fearlessly...
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Marmion

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1821
...good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant that he fell. i No thought was there of dastard flight; Link'd in...Till utter darkness closed her wing O'er their thin Jhost and wounded King. Then skilful Surrey's sage commands Led back from strife his shatter'd bands...
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Marmion, canto 6. Ballads and lyrical pieces. Songs. Ballads from the German

Walter Scott - 1822
...made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant that be fell. No thought was there of dastard flight ; Link'd...well ; Till utter darkness closed her wing O'er their thia host and wounded king. Then skilful Surrey's sage commands Led back from strife his shatter'd...
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Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Volume 16

Archaeology - 1894
...blow, Unbroken was the ring : The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant...that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight : — Linked in the serried phalanx tight, Groom fought like noble, squire like knight. As fearlessly...
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