In memoriam. Epitaphs on C.G. Gordon

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1885
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Page 9 - By those for whom he lived, he died. His land Awoke too late, and crowned dead brows with praise. He, 'neath the blue that burns o'er Libyan sand, Put off the burden of heroic days.
Page 5 - March number of The Journal of Education, for the best epitaph on General Gordon. Out of, more than two hundred compositions sent in, at least ten appeared to the Editor worthy of preservation." From the position of the epitaph in the book I presume that it won the prize. Following the ten " competition " epitaphs are fifteen others written at the editor's request by contributors to the Journal and private friends, four in English...
Page 5 - ... Education, for the best epitaph on General Gordon. Out of, more than two hundred compositions sent in, at least ten appeared to the Editor worthy of preservation." From the position of the epitaph in the book I presume that it won the prize. Following the ten " competition " epitaphs are fifteen others written at the editor's request by contributors to the Journal and private friends, four in English, nine in Latin, of which one contains a Greek line, and two in Greek. In my copy has been inserted...
Page 9 - Fleet Street, 1885, p. 9. The heading is : — " For the Grave of Gordon : — ' I had rather be dead than praised,' CGG" This heading applies to all the epitaphs oí which this has the first place.

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