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" Not a word was spoken, not a sound was heard beyond the rippling of the stream. Wolfe alone, thus tradition has told us, repeated in a low voice to the other officers in his boat those beautiful stanzas with which a country churchyard inspired the muse... "
History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles ... - Page 244
1844
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The History of the Rise and Progress of the United States of North ..., Volume 4

James Grahame - United States - 1836
...finished his x- recitation, he added in a tone still guardedly low, but earnest 1759. and emphatic, — " Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem, than take Quebec :" 1 — perhaps the noblest tribute ever paid by arms to letters, since the time when the poetry of...
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The Bachelors, and Other Tales, Founded on American Incidents and Character

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - American fiction - 1836 - 216 pages
...looked around him, and, seeing the effect it had made, he said, in a still more suppressed tone, ' Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem, than take Quebec.' What a tribute to poetical genius ! — for it too often happens that the mere soldier has no sympathy...
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The history of the United States of North America, from the ..., Volume 2

James Grahame - United States - 1836
...finished his X- recitation, he added in a tone still guardedly low, but earnest 1759. and emphatic, — " Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem, than take Quebec :" 1 — perhaps the noblest tribute ever paid by arms to letters, since the time when the poetry of...
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Notes Upon Canada and the United States: From 1832 to 1840 : Much in a Small ...

Henry Cook Todd - Canada - 1840 - 184 pages
...barge, the whole of Giay's Elegy in a Country Church Yard, then just published ; and upon conclusion, added, " Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem, than even to take Quebec." A greater tribute from arms to letters, considering the position in which this...
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Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York: Embracing Some ...

Orsamus Turner - Holland Purchase - 1849 - 666 pages
...Yard," in which occurs the prophetic line above quoted: and at the conclusion of it, he remarked: — " Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem, than take Quebec." What a noble tribute for a Warrior to render a Poet wavering in their adherence to the English, and...
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The Conquest of Canada, Volume 2

George Warburton - Canada - 1849
...United States, vol. iv., p. 51. Church-yard;" and as he concluded the beautiful Sept. verses, said, " Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec ! " But while Wolfe thus, in the poet's words, gave vent to the intensity of his feelings, his eye...
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THE CONQUEST OF CANADA

1850
...his side, " Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard;" and as he concluded the beautiful verses, said, "Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec !" But while Wolfe thus, in the poet's words, gave vent to the intensity of his feelings, his eye was...
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Works, Volume 8

Washington Irving - 1857
...hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave." "Now, gentlemen," said he, when he had finished, " I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec." The descent was made in flat-bottomed boats, past midnight, on the 13th of September. They dropped...
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FROM THE DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME.

HENRY C. WATSON - 1854
...his recitation, he added ma tone still guardedly low, but earnest and emphatic, _ Now gentle men, I would rather be the author of that poem, than take Quebec :"perhaps the noblest tribute ever paid by arms to letters, since that heroic era when hostile fury...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - English literature - 1855 - 387 pages
...low voice to the other officers in his boat those beautiful stanzas with which a country church-yard inspired the muse of Gray. One noble line 'The paths....rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec !' "* Of Gray, and Goldsmith, and Cowper this is also to be remembered — that they have enriched...
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