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" Though billmen ply the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring; The stubborn spearmen still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood The instant that he fell. "
History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831 - Page 385
by Berwickshire Naturalists' Club (Scotland). - 1857
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Marmion;: A Tale of Flodden Field

Sir Walter Scott - Flodden, Battle of, England, 1513 - 1808 - 377 pages
...they left the dark'ning heath, More desperate grew the strife of death. The English shafts in vollies hailed, In headlong charge their horse assailed ;...charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men deal the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 1

Enos Bronson - Literature, Modern - 1809
...they left the dark'ning heath, More desperate grew the strife of death. The English shafts in vollies hailed, In headlong charge their horse assailed ;...charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men deal the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable...
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Select Reviews, Volumes 1-2

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1809
...they left the dark'ning heuth, .More desperate grew the strife of death. The English shafts in vollies hailed, In headlong charge their horse assailed ;...Scottish circle deep, That fought around their king. Dut yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men...
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The Royal Military Chronicle: Or, British Officers Monthly ..., Volume 3

Military art and science - 1811
...Flodden: When " English shafts in vollics hail'd, "In Jir.nl I. in;; charge their horse assail'd, " Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep, ...Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, " Though lull-men ply the ghastly blow, " Unbroken was the ring ; " The stubburn spearmen still made good "...
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The poetical works of Walter Scott, esq, Volume 3

Sir Walter Scott - 1818
...Lord Fitz-Clare. XXXV. But as they left the dark'ning heath, More desperate grew the strife of death. The English shafts in volleys hailed, In headlong...; Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep, To hreak the Scottish circle deep, That fought around their king. But yet, though thick the shafts as...
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The poetical works of Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...the strife of death. The English shafts in vollies hail'd, In headlong charge .their horse assail'd ; Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep, To break...whirlwinds go. Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, Volume 6

Sir Walter Scott - English poetry - 1821
...the strife of death. The English shafts in vollies hail'd, In headlong charge their horse assaiM ; Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep, To break...whirlwinds go, Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade...
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Marmion

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1821
...the strife of death. The English shafts in vollies hail'd, In headlong charge their horse assail'd ; Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep, To break...whirlwinds go, Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, The stubborn spear-men Mill made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1823
...in volleys hail'd, In headlong charge their horse assail'd ; Front, flank, and rear, the squadron's sweep, To break the Scottish circle deep, That fought...whirlwinds go, Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, The stubborn spearmen still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade...
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The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott - Literary Criticism - 1831 - 490 pages
...the strife of death. The Englith shafts in volleys bail'd , ID headlong charge their horse assail'd; Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep, To break the Scottish circle deep, Thai fought around their king. But yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like...
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