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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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Our Poetical Favorites, Second Series: A Selection from the Best ..., Volume 2

1876 - 543 pages
...little fist. XXVL 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...bridge goes down ; And if they once may win the bridge, XXVIL Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate : "To every man upon this earth Death...
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Little Classics: Poems, narrative

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...its little fist. 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...bridge goes down ; And if they once may win the bridge Then out spake brave Horatius, The captain of the gate : " To every man upon this earth Death cometh...
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Little Classics, Volume 13

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...its little fist. 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; Aud if they once may win the bridge Then out spake brave Horatius, The captain of the gate : " To every...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pages
...because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.2 Ibid. Vol. i. Ch. 3. 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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An educational selection of poetry: with notes, chiefly historical, compiled ...

T W M - 1876 - 256 pages
...the temple of Vulcan. T 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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Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society

Danvers Historical Society - 1916
...fought out by the Eoman champions when they stayed the Volscian cohorts thundering at the gates : " 'For if they once may win the bridge, What hope to save the town'." Sailing up the river, above this bridge, we soon notice in front of us a gradual yet graceful rise...
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Southern Reporter, Volume 77

1918
...courage of the hero, and has been the theuie of the'orator and poet. "Then out spake brave Horntius, The captain of the gate: '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?'" In the war songs...
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An Innocent Millionaire

Stephen Vizinczey - 1990 - 380 pages
...ancient namesake was printed in all school readers, and it must have made a great impression on him. Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the...Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds . . .' Macaulay's poetic style had grown as musty as the sentiments expressed,...
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The Ancient Engineers

Lyon Sprague De Camp - 1990 - 408 pages
...neared the north bank of the Tiber, the Roman countryfolk stampeded into the city. All seemed lost when: 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, Horatius urged the Romans to break down the...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...again shall be. (1. 34) BeLS; FaBoCh; FaPoR; GN; WBLP Horatlus at the Bridge (Lays of Ancient Rome) 1 Wi' joy unfeigned brothers and sisters meet. An' each for other's weelfare kindly Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods, 3 Was none who would...
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