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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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Our Country: A Household History for All Readers, from the ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - 1875 - 660 pages
...The path of glory leads but to the grave." " Now, gentlemen/* said Wolfe, as he closed the verse, " I would prefer being the author, of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow/' In the darkness, sixteen hundred troops landed at Wolfe's Cove, and others speedily followed/ The general...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest-fields of Literature

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1875 - 868 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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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - 1876 - 614 pages
...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 ; " and, while the oars struck the river as it rippled in the silence of the night air under the flowing...
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The Child's History of the United States

Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1878 - 168 pages
...him of the poet Gray, who.;e " Elegy in a Country Churchyard " had just been published. " 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 air under the flowing...
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Berard's History of the United States

Augusta Blanche Berard - 1878 - 364 pages
...softly repeated " Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard," saying to those in the boat with him, " I would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow." 17 8. The little army landed silently at the place since known as Wolfe's Cove, overcame the slender...
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Readings from English History: From Cromwell to Balaklava

John Richard Green - 1879 - 238 pages
...Wolfe. 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 : " and, while the oars struck the river as it rippled in the silence of the night air under the flowing...
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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1879 - 380 pages
...hour : The paths of glory lead but to the grave ! ' At the close he whispered : ' Now, gentlemen, I would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow.' V.25. The flotilla reached a cove which Wolfe had marked for a landing place, and which still bears...
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Old Times in the Colonies, Volume 1

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1908 - 474 pages
...wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour — The paths of glory lead bat to the grave.'" " I would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow," he says. He has given his last instructions. The boats approach the cove. Some of them sweep past it...
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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1880 - 372 pages
...that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour : The paths of glory lead but to the grave I ' being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French to-morrow.' 25. The flotilla reached a cove which Wolfe had marked for a landing place, and which still bears his...
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English (The Granville) history readers, Issue 4

Thomas J. Livesey - 1881 - 248 pages
...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 : " and while the oars struck the river as it rippled in the silence of the night air, under the flowing...
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