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" Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him; — But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on, In the grave where a Briton has laid him. "
Tickler, Or, Monthly Compendium of Good Things, in Prose and Verse: Blending ... - Page 78
1818
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The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - Elocution - 1845 - 448 pages
...his cold ashes upbraid him, — But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing....
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School Reader: 4th book

Charles Walton Sanders - 1842
...render it probable that its authorwas an obscure country school master, named Mackintosh. 7. Not the half of our heavy task was done, When the clock toll'd the hour for retiring, And we heard by the distant, random gun, That the foe was suddenly firing. 8. Slowly and sadly we laid him down,...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...his cold ashes upbraid him ; But nothing he '11 reck, if they '11 let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock told the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was suddenly firing....
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The Original Rhythmical Grammar of the English Language

James Chapman - 1976
...o1er his cold ashes upbraid him ; But nothing he1ll reck if they let him sleep on, In tin: grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock told the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun, That the foe was suddenly firing....
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Famous Poems from Bygone Days

Martin Gardner - Literary Collections - 1995 - 177 pages
...head, And we far away on the hillow! But little he'll reck if they let him sleep on, In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring, And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing....
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A Book of Irish Verse

William Butler Yeats - Poetry - 2000 - 256 pages
...away on the billow ! Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone. And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him,-^ But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing....
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