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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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The Peloponnesian War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Greece

Nigel Bagnall - 2006 - 318 pages
...words, Horatius was later to express when defending the Tiber bridge and saving Rome from the Etruscans: 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 Athenians now...
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The Afghan

Frederick Forsyth - 2006 - 343 pages
...be no surviving either. Some words came into his mind, words from long ago, in a schoolboy's poem: "To every man upon this earth / Death cometh soon or late . . ." And he recalled Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of the Panjshir, talking by the campfire. "We are all sentenced...
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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

Susan Wise Bauer - 2007 - 896 pages
...Macaulay s Lays of Ancient Rome, in which Horatius becomes the model of patriotic British bravery: 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?"'5 Gallant though...
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On the Shores of the Great Sea, Book I of the Story of the World

M. B. Synge - 2013 - 212 pages
...the royal standard Lars Porsena himself sat in his ivory oar. The Roman consul grew very grave. " ' Their van will be upon us Before the bridge goes down;...once may win the bridge, What hope to save the town 1 * Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh...
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On the Shores of the Great Sea, Book I of the Story of the World

M. B. Synge - 2013 - 212 pages
...; And if they once may win the bridge, What hope to save the town 1 * Then out spake brave Homtius, The Captain of the Gate : 'To every man upon this...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...
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