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" But the Consul's brow was sad, And the Consul's speech was low, And darkly looked he at the wall, And darkly at the foe. " Their van will be upon us Before the bridge goes down; And if they once may win the bridge. What hope to save the town... "
The New Speaker. With an Essay on Elocution - Page 135
by John Connery - 1861 - 395 pages
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Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volumes 29-30

Essex Institute - 1893
...out by the Roman Champions when they stayed the Volseiau Cohorts thundering at their gates : " For if they once may win the Bridge " What hope to save the town." A glance at the map will show that they fought with reason. There were now no bridges over the Merrimac...
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Kinds of Love: A Novel

May Sarton - 1994 - 464 pages
...telling me I had a beautiful voice and to let it out. He staggered to his feet and shouted hoarsely: 'Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the...Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds' . . . Oh dear, it's gone, Miss Morse . . . te turn te turn te turn . . ....
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The Fist of God

Frederick Forsyth - 1995 - 573 pages
...that was it, Macaulay, something about a man in his last moments, something he had read out in class. To every man upon this earth, Death cometh soon or late. And how can a man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods?...
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Epic in Republican Rome

Sander M. Goldberg - 1995 - 208 pages
...much enthusiasm by Lord Macaulay, who had his own, quite vivid notion of how such poetry should sound. Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the...Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods . . . ("Horatius,"...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...1945 with patriotism. From HORATIUS Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: 210 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers. And the temples of his Gods, "And for the tender...
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Europe: A History

Norman Davies - 1996 - 1365 pages
...storm it and to reinstate the Tarquins after the one-eyed Horatius Codes had held the Sublician Bridge: Then out spake brave Horatius The Captain of the Gate:...Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods? Hew down the bridge,...
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Conjectures and Confrontations: Science, Evolution, Social Concern

Robin Fox - 1997 - 212 pages
...(London: Longmans, 1874) But the Consul's brow was sad, And the Consul's speech was low, And darkly looked he at the wall, And darkly at the foe. "Their van...Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods, "And for the tender...
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Firestar

Michael Flynn - 1997 - 896 pages
...dropped from the fence and in two swift steps he was standing in the half-open gate. ' 'Then out spoke brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate, 'To every...death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his gods.' " He turned and...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...slay, and slay; The Gods who live for ever Are on our side to-day. 6839 Lays of Ancient Rome 'Horatius' twist, thank God! the British journalist. But, seeing...there's no occasion to. Wt H.IK Thomas 1900-1938 This Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods?' 6840 Lays of...
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Lee's Young Artillerist: William R.J. Pegram

Peter S. Carmichael - 1998 - 209 pages
...his battalion." In a voice as "clear as a bell," he recited the following lines to his cannoneers: To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods? The drivers put...
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