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" Vain, mightiest fleets of iron framed ; Vain, those all-shattering guns ; Unless proud England keep, untamed, The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring — A man of mean estate, Who died, as firm as Sparta's king, Because his... "
An Introductory History of England ...: The great European war [1792-1815] 1909 - Page 214
by Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher - 1909
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 196

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1902
...finest poems of this kind — Sir Francis Doyle's ' Private of the Buffs,' with its noble moral : ' Vain, mightiest fleets of iron framed ; Vain, those...England keep, untamed, The strong heart of her sons. So let his name through Europe ring — A man of mean estate, Who died as firm as Sparta's king, Because...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 3

David Masson, Sir George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - History - 1861
...would not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. Vain, mightiest fleets, of iron framed ; Vain, those...England keep, untamed, The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring— A man of mean estate, Who died, as firm as Sparta's king, Because...
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The return of the Guards, and other poems

Francis Hastings C. Doyle (sir, 2nd bart.) - History - 1866
...would not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. Vain, mightiest fleets, of iron framed ; Vain, those...England keep, untamed, The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring— A man of mean estate, Who died, as firm as Sparta's king, Because...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...not shrink, With knee to man unbent, 30 Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. Vain, mightiest fleets, of iron framed ; Vain, those...all-shattering guns ; Unless proud England keep, untamed, 35 The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring — A man of mean estate, Who...
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A household book of English poetry

Richard Chenevix Trench - Poetry - 1870 - 438 pages
...not shrink, With knee to man unbent, 30 Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. Vain, mightiest fleets, of iron framed ; Vain, those...all-shattering guns ; Unless proud England keep, untamed, 35 The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring — A man of mean estate, Who...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - English poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...would not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. ; So let his name through Europe ring, — A man of mean estate, Who died, as firm as Sparta's king,...
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A Familiar History of the British Army, from the Earliest Restoration in ...

Joachim Hayward Stocqueler - Great Britain - 1871 - 349 pages
...dreadful brink To his red grave he went. Vnin, mightiest fleets of iron framed, Vain, those all shattering guns, Unless proud England keep, untamed, The strong heart of her sons. So let his name through Europe ring A man of mean estât?, Who died as firm as Spnrta's King, Because...
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The new poetical reader, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1872
...whine and kneel ; With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. Vain, mightiest fleets of iron framed ; Vain, those...all-shattering guns ; Unless proud England keep, untamed, A man of mean estate, Who died, as firm as Sparta's king The strong heart of her sons. So, let his...
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Household Treasury of English Song: Specimens of the English Poets ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - English poetry - 1872 - 383 pages
...— POPE. "WHERE SOIL is MEN GROW, WHETHER TO WEEDS OR FLOWERS." — KEATS. APOLLO AND MARSYAS. . 329 Vain, mightiest fleets of iron framed ; Vain, those...all-shattering guns ; • Unless proud England keep, untamed, W < Ed M The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring — A man of mean estate,...
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The forest, the jungle, and the prairie; or, Scenes with the trapper and the ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1873 - 506 pages
...not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave be went. ' Vain, mightiest fleets, of iron framed ; Vain, those...all-shattering guns ; Unless proud England keep, untamed, i The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring— A man of mean estate, Who died,...
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