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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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English composition in prose and verse, based on grammatical synthesis ...

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1868
...II. 10. In verse. " 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? " ' Hew down the...
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The class and standard series of reading books. 5 pt. [in 7].

Charles Bilton - 1868
...banner of proud Clusium Was highest of them all, The terror of the Umbrian, The terror of the Gaul. Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the...every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. ' Hew down the bridge, Sir Consul, With all the speed ye may ; I, with two more to help me, Will hold...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 pages
...pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.1 History of England. Vol. i. Ch. 2. 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 ? Lays of Ancient...
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Lays of Ancient Rome: And Other Poems

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1868 - 271 pages
...little fist. XXVI. 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 jpon us Before the bridge goes down ; And if they once may win the bridge, What hope to save the town...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...Consul roundly : " The bridge must straight go down ; For, since Jauiculum is lost, Nought else can save the town." Then out spake brave Horatius, The...of the gate : " To every man upon this earth Death coineth soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers,...
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A system of elocution based upon grammatical analysis

William Stewart Ross - 1869 - 432 pages
...beauty, pale and wan, Martyr of love to man, And, like a broken flower, gently decay. HEROIC ANIMATION. Then out spake brave Horatius, The captain of the gate : " To every man upon the earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes...
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Choice readings of true stories of brave deeds, selected and ed. by G.T. Hoare

Choice readings - 1869
...And the Consul's speech was low, And darkly looked he at the wall, And darkly at the foe. Their ran will be upon us Before the bridge goes down ; And if they onee may win the bridge, What hope to save the town? " Then out spake brave Horatius, The captain of...
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Games for Family Parties and Children

Laura Valentine - 1869 - 192 pages
...PAPA. Can you repeat the lines of the Lay, Ada ? ADA. I think I can. " Then out spake brave Iloratius, The captain of the gate, ' To every man upon this earth Death comcth soon or late.-. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers...
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True Stories of Brave Deeds

George Tooker Hoare - 1870 - 292 pages
...time to hew it down. " 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...every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. Hew down the bridge, Sir Consul, With all the speed ye may ; I, with two more to help me, Will hold...
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The Model Speaker: Consisting of Exercises in Prose and Poetry. For the Use ...

Philip Lawrence - 1870 - 395 pages
...HORATIUS AT THE BRIDGE. 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...the bridge, what hope to save the town?" Then out spoke brave Horatius, the captain of the gate: "To every man upon this earth death cometh, soon or...
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