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" Front, flank, 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 knights like whirlwinds go, Though billmen ply the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring;... "
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, Volume 1

Walter Scott - Flodden, Battle of, England, 1513 - 1808 - 377 pages
...flank, 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 knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men deal the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines, Volume 1

Enos Bronson - Literature, Modern - 1809
...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 knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men deal the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable...
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Select Reviews, Volumes 1-2

1809
...and rear, the squadrons sweep, To break the Scottish circle deep, That fought around their king. Dut yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men deal the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable...
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Marmion, Volume 2

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1810
...flank, 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...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...
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The Royal Military Chronicle: Or, British Officers Monthly ..., Volume 3

Military art and science - 1811
...the squadrons sweep, • • To break the Scottish circle deep, " That fought around their king. " But yet though thick the shafts as snow, • " Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, " Though lull-men ply the ghastly blow, " Unbroken was the ring ; " The stubburn spearmen still made good "...
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: Marmion; a tale of Flodden field

Sir Walter Scott - 1813
...flank, 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...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...
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq, Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1818
...flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep, To hreak the Scottish circle deep, That fought around their king. But yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though hill-men deal the ghastly hlow, Unhroken was the ring ; The stuhhorn spear-men still made good Their...
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The poetical works of Walter Scott, Volume 4

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...flank, 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...whirlwinds go. Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, Volume 6

Walter Scott - English poetry - 1821
...flank, 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...whirlwinds go, Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade...
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Marmion

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1821
...flank, 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...whirlwinds go, Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, The stubborn spear-men Mill made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade...
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