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" Firm-paced and slow, a horrid front they form, Still as the breeze, but dreadful as the storm; Low murmuring sounds along their banners fly, Revenge, or death... "
The Pleasures of Hope: With Other Poems - Page 18
by Thomas Campbell - 1804 - 160 pages
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A Soldier's Recollections: Leaves from the Diary of a Young Confederate ...

Randolph Harrison McKim - Gettysburg Campaign, 1863 - 1910 - 362 pages
...superb but fruitless prowess they displayed on so many fields, the words of the poet recur to our minds: "In vain, alas! in vain ye gallant few, From rank to rank your volleyed thunders flew." But was it in vain? I do not believe it. It is true that their flashing bayonets...
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A Soldier's Recollections: Leaves from the Diary of a Young Confederate ...

Randolph Harrison McKim - U. S. - 1910 - 362 pages
...superb but fruitless prowess they displayed on so many fields, the words of the poet recur to our minds: "In vain, alas! in vain ye gallant few, From rank to rank your volleyed thunders flew." But was it in vain? I do not believe it. It is true that their flashing bayonets...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1911 - 761 pages
...but dreadful as the storm ; Low murmuring sounds along their banners fly, Revenge or death — the watchword and reply, Then peal'd the notes, omnipotent...charm, And the loud tocsin toll'd their last alarm. 3757 Campbell : Fl. of Hope. Pt. i. Line 367, My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, —...
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Reminiscences

Robert Milton Howard - Georgia - 1912 - 346 pages
...leave them." Well may our matchless leaders have said to their shattered ranks on disbanding them: "In vain, alas, in vain ye gallant few, From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew; O, bloodlest picture in the book of time, The South fell, unwept without a crime;...
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The Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries: Extra number, Issues 33-36

History - 1914
...murmuring sounds along their banners fly, 'Revenge or death,' the watchword and reply; Then pealed the notes, omnipotent to charm. And the loud tocsin toll'd their last alarm. Before Kosciuszko could complete his preparations to ride over this allied army rough-shod, they disappeared...
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The Annotated Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery - Fiction - 1997 - 496 pages
...— the watchword and reply; Then pealed the notes, omnipotent to charm, And the loud tocsin 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 Time! Poor Poland fell, unwept, without...
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McGuffey's New 4th, 6th, Eclectic Reader, Volume 6

William Holmes McGuffey - 1867
...reply*; (A) Then pealed the notes, omnipotent to charm, And the loud tocsin tolled 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 of time, Sarmatia fell\ unwept, without a...
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