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" The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour — The paths of glory lead but to the grave. "
The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 125
by John Playfair - 1822
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The American Educational Monthly for the School and the Family, Volume 1

1864 - 546 pages
...engaged in the taking of Quebec. He happened to be on duty in the boat in which General Wolfe went t<> visit some of his posts the night before the battle,...poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow." Müitary School.». AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL MONTHLY. APRIL, 1864. MILITARY SCHOOLS. Г1ЛНЕ war for...
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Songs of a Wanderer

Carroll Ryan - 1867 - 332 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 silence of the night, under the flowing...
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The Word of God Opened: Its Inspiration, Canon, and Interpretation ...

Bradford Kinney PEIRCE - 1868 - 236 pages
...Heights of Abraham, recited the verses of this poem aloud, and said at their close, "Now, gentlemen, I would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French tomorrow 1" Gray was a fine scholar, a graduate of Cambridge, England, was cultivated by travel and constant...
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The Word of God Opened: Its Inspiration, Canon, and Interpretation ...

Bradford Kinney Peirce - 1868 - 236 pages
...Heights of Abraham, recited the verses of this poem aloud, and said at their close, " Now, gentlemen, I would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French tomorrow !" Gray was a fine scholar, a graduate of Cambridge, England, was cultivated by travel and constant...
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The History of Canada: From Its First Discovery to the Present Time

John MacMullen, John Mercier McMullen - 1868 - 666 pages
...beautiful legacy he had given the world in his "Elegy in a Country Churchyard." "I would prefer," said he, "being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow ; " and, while the cautious dip of the oars into the rippling current alone broke the stillness of...
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Lippincott's Magazine of Literature, Science and Education, Volume 6

1870 - 708 pages
...moved to the assault, repeated Gray's " Elegy in a Country Churchyard," and was heard to murmur, " I would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow ;" how he dragged his cannon up yonder slope which permits access to the heights ; and how he fell...
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The Juvenile instructor and companion, Volumes 22-23

Young people - 1871 - 686 pages
...legacy he had given to the world in his ' Elegy in a Country Churchyard.' ' I would prefer,' said he, ' being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow; ' and while the cautious dip of the oars into the rippling current alone broke the stillness of the...
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT.

GEORGE BANCROFT. - 1874 - 492 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 Wm. Rickson, 1 Dec., bee ; to whose...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1874 - 876 pages
...and softly repeated its soothing lines; and he added to the officers around him, " Now, gentlemen, I would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow." informed by his medical attendant that nothing further could be done, except to render his last hours...
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The Centennial History of the United States: From the Discovery ..., Parts 41-42

James D. McCabe - 1874 - 974 pages
...officers of the poet Gray, and of his " Elegy in a Country Churchyard." " I would prefer," said he, " being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow." Then in a musing voice he repeated the lines : " The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all...
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