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The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 125
by John Playfair - 1822
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history of the united states from the discovery of the american continext

george bancropt - 1856 - 496 pages
...spoke to those in the boat with him of the poet Gray, and the Elegy in a Country Churchyard. " I," said he, " would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow ;"3 and while the oars struck the river as it rippled in 1 Wolfe to Win. Kickson, 1 Dec., bee ; to...
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT,

GEORGE BANCROFT - 1856 - 501 pages
...spoke to those in the boat with him of the poet Gray, and the Elegy in a Country Churchyard. " I," said he, " would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow ;" 3 and while the oars struck the river as it rippled in the silence of the night air under, the flowing...
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Quebec as it Was, and as it Is, Or, A Brief History of the Oldest City in ...

Willis Russell - 1857 - 178 pages
...to those in the boat with him , of the poet Gray, and the elegy in a country church yard. " I," said he, would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow ; and while the oars struck the river, as it rippled in the eilence of the night air, under the flowing...
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Mormonism: Its Leaders and Designs

John Hyde - 1857 - 388 pages
...and also Wolfe's expression on the night before the battle of the Heights of Abraham, when he said he would 'prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow.' There is a description, with a vignette of the Stoke Pogie Church, Buckinghamshire, the" churchyard...
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Illustrated ed. Summer time in the country

Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott - 1858 - 236 pages
...— " As they rowed along, the General, with much feeling, repeated nearly the whole of Gray's Elegy to an officer who sat with him in the stern of the...poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow.' " Wolfe was a young man, and on the following day was to realize the truth of one of the grandest lines...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - 1858 - 656 pages
...recorded that, as tin y rowed along, Wolfe repeated aloud nearly the whole of Gray's Elegy, and declared that " he would "prefer being the author of that "...poem to the glory of beating the "French to-morrow." See 'Biogra' pliical Account of the late Professor ' Robison,' by Playfair. " was a rendezvous for...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 104

1858 - 592 pages
...ideas which was suggested by the dangers of the coming struggle, recited Gray's Elegy, and declared that 'he would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French on the morrow.' When Robison returned from his voyagings in 1763, a travelled man, — having had the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 104

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1858 - 694 pages
...which was suggested by the dangers of the coming struggle, recited Gray's Elegy, and declared that 'ne would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the Frencli on the morrow.' When Robison returned from his voyagings in 1763, a travelled man, — having...
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Curiosities of war and military studies

Thomas Carter - 1860 - 742 pages
...Elegy (which had recently appeared and was yet but little known) to an officer who sat with him at the stern of the boat, adding, as he concluded, that...came, and the life of this illustrious soldier was gloriously terminated, amidst the tears of his friends and the shouts of his victorious army. There...
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Maple Leaves: A Budget of Legendary, Historical, Critical, and Sporting ...

Sir James MacPherson Le Moine - 1863 - 504 pages
...spoke to those in the boat with him of the poet Gray, and the elegy in a country churchyard. ' I,' said he, ' would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow ;'J and while the oars struck the a Wolfe to Wm. Rickson, 1st Deo., 1758. | Vice Admiral Saunders to...
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