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" Oh ! bloodiest picture in the book of time, Sarmatia fell — unwept— without a crime ! Found not a generous friend — a pitying foe — Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe ! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear— Closed her... "
The Poetical Works of Rogers, Campbell, J. Montgomery, Lamb, and Kirke White ... - Page 116
by Samuel Rogers - 1843 - 56 pages
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The Historical Reader: Embracing Selections from Standard Writers of Ancient ...

John Jacob Anderson - History - 1885 - 544 pages
...charm, And the loud tocsiuv toll'd their last alarm ' 4. In vain, alas ! in vain, ye gallant few 1 From rank to rank your volley'd thunder flew ; —...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe I Dropp'd from her nerveless grasp the shatter'd spear. Closed her bright eye, and curb'd her high...
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The Improved illustrated reader, Book 5

Improved illustrated reader - 1885
...their last alarm ! — 4. In vain,' alas ! in vain, ye gallant few ! From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew ; Oh ! bloodiest picture in the book...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe ! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her bright eye, and curbed her high...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell: With a Prefatory Notice, Biographical ...

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1885 - 282 pages
...tolled their last alarm ! — In vain, alas ! in vain, ye gallant few ! From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew — Oh, bloodiest picture in the book...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe ! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her blight eye, and curbed her high...
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Selections from the Miscellaneous Writings of Dr. George W. Bagby ...

George William Bagby - 1885
..."loud cry of trampled Hindostan" awakened the eloquence of Sheridan, but the Poland of America — " Found not a generous friend, a pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe !" oo c- oo " Naked and desolate she stands, Her name a by-word in all lands." No man of commanding...
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The American Library of Art, Literature and Song, Volume 4

Literature - 1886
...tolled their last alarm. In vain — alas, in vain ! — ye gallant few, From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew : Oh, bloodiest picture in the book of...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe. Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her bright eye arid curbed her high career....
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The Royal Gallery of Poetry and Art: An Illustrated Book of the Favorite ...

Nathan David Thompson - American poetry - 1886 - 19 pages
...alarm! — In vain, alas! in vain, ye gallant few! From rank to rank your volleyed thunder fiew: — O, bloodiest picture in the book of Time, Sarmatia fell,...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear. Closed her bright eye, and curbed her high career;...
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An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction ...

William Adolphus Wheeler - Anonyms and pseudonyms - 1893 - 440 pages
...used in modern poetry as synonymous with Poland. Oh, bloodiest picture in the book of Time! Samtatia fell unwept, without a crime; Found not a generous...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe. Campbell. Sar-pe'don. [Gr. SapirícW.] (Gr. <f Rum. Myth.) A son of Jupiter, and king of Lycia, who...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 2

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1894
...civilized nations at the fall of Jerusalem. The poet has celebrated these events in the immortal lines: "Oh! bloodiest picture in the book of Time, Sarmatia...in her woe ! Dropp'd from her nerveless grasp the shatter' d spear, Closed her bright eye, and curb'd her high career: Hope for a season bade the world...
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The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three ..., Volume 4

Henry Coppée - Literature - 1894
...tolled their last alarm. In vain — alas, in vain ! — ye gallant few, From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew : Oh, bloodiest picture in the book of...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe. Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her bright eye and curbed her high career....
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The History of Civilisation in Scotland, Volume 4

John Mackintosh - Scotland - 1896
...the infamous partition of Poland, he rose to a high pitch of inspiration, as in these lines : — " Oh, bloodiest picture in the book of time ! Sarmatia fell, unwept, without a crime ; Found not a generons friend, a pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe ! Dropped from her nerveless...
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