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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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McGuffey's Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide, Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic ...

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers (Elementary) - 1853 - 480 pages
...alarm. 4. In vain, alas ! in vain, ye gallant few ! From rank to rank, your volleyed thunder flew I Oh bloodiest picture in the book of time, Sarmatia...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe ! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her bright eye, nnd curbed her high...
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History of Europe: From the Commemcement [sic] of the French Revolution in ...

Archibald Alison - Europe - 1853 - 532 pages
...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...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her wo ! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her bright eye, and curbed her high...
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC ...

Sir Archibald Alison - Europe - 1854
...civilised 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...mercy in her woe! Dropp'd from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear. Closed her bright eye, and curb'd her high career; Hope, for a season, bade the world...
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The pleasures of hope, Gertrude of Wyoming, and other poems. To which are ...

Thomas Campbell - 1854
...watchword and reply! Then peal'd the notes, omnipotent to charm, And the loud tocsin toll'd their last alarm!— In vain, alas ! in vain, ye gallant few!...book of Time, Sarmatia fell, unwept, without a crime; "*"—id not a generous friend, a pitying foe, *h in her arms, nor mercy in her woe? Dropp'd from her...
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The voice of our exiles or Stray leaves from a convict ship, ed. by D. Ritchie

Daniel Ritchie - Convicts - 1854 - 278 pages
...correct thinking man. Nobly has the poet painted the sorrowful event in these magnificent lines : — " Oh, bloodiest picture in the book of time ! Sarmatia...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe ; Hope for a season bade the world farewell, And freedom shrieked when Kosciusko fell." We consider...
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The Practical Elocutionist: An Extensive Collection of Recitations, Selected ...

Conrad Hume Pinches - Elocution - 1854 - 444 pages
...last alarm. In vain, alas ! in vain, ye gallant few, From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew : O bloodiest picture in the book of time ! Sarmatia fell,...pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her wo ! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her bright eye, and curbed her high...
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John Heywood's Manchester readers. [With] Key, pt.1,2. Primer, Book 5

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1875
...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 wo ! Dropped from her nerveless grasp the shattered spear, Closed her bright eye, and curbed her high...
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Rogers to Hemans

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876
...watchword and reply ; Then peal'd the notes, omnipotent to charm, And the loud tocsin toll'd their last ue wo ! Dropp'd from her nerveless grasp the shatter'd spear, Closed her bright eye, and eurb'd her high...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1876
...of Poland, the poet kindled up into a strain of noble indignant zeal and prophet-like inspiration. Oh, bloodiest picture in the book of Time ! Sarmatia...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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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 pages
...— In vain, alas ! in vain, ye gallant few ! From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew : — 0, 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...
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