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" Methinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound The victor's shouts and dying groans confound ; The dreadful burst of cannon rend the skies, And all the thunder of the battle rise. "
The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University Extension and to ... - Page 214
1898
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1917 - 512 pages
...Campaign) But, O my muse, what numbers wilt thou find To sing the furious troops in battle, joined ! Methinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound The victor's...confound, The dreadful burst of cannon rend the skies, 5 And all the thunder of the battle rise ! Twas then great Marlborough's mighty soul was proved. That,...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 pages
...borders stands. But, O my Muse, what numbers wilt thou find To sing the furious troops in battle joined! Methinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound The victor's...the thunder of the battle rise ! 'Twas then great Marlborough's mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock of charging hosts unmoved, Amidst confusion,...
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Rousseau and Romanticism, Volume 10

Irving Babbitt - French literature - 1919 - 426 pages
...as lurks In some wild poet when he works Without a conscience or an aim — 1 Addison writes: 'T was then great Marlbro's mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock of changing hosts unmoved, Amidst confusion, horror, and despair, Examin'd all the dreadful scenes of...
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The Kindergarten-primary Magazine, Volumes 23-24

Bertha Johnston, E. Lyell Earle - Education, Primary - 1911
...than anyone else. What ecstasy like that of the soldier charging through the rain of death? Mcthinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound The victor's shouts and dying groans confound; The dreadful burnt of cannon rend the skies, And all the thunder of the battle rise. The poet might say Marlborough's...
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Journal of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Volume 3

Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Royal United Service Institution (Great Britain) - Military art and science - 1860
...lines were inspired by Marlborough's personal demeanour at Blenheim. 'Twas then great Marlborough's mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock of charging hosts unmoved, Amidst confusion, terror, and despair, Examined all the dreadful scenes nf war. In peaceful thought the field of death...
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International Conciliation, Issues 16-39

Arbitration, International - 1909
...margin, than anyone else. What ecstasy like that of the soldier charging through the rain of death ? Methinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound The victor's...the skies, And all the thunder of the battle rise. The poet might say Marlborough's soul was unmoved in the shock of charging hosts as he taught the doubt16...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - Literary Collections - 2007 - 283 pages
...these: — "But O, my muse! what numbers wilt thou find To sing the furious troops in battle join'd? Methinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound, The victor's...dreadful burst of cannon rend the skies, And all the thunders of the battle rise. Twas then great Marlborough's mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock...
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The Principles of Rhetoric and English Composition for Japanese ..., Volume 1

William Douglas Cox - 1897
...; — " But, 0 my muse ! What numbers wilt thou find, To sing the furious troops in battle joined ? Methinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound, The victor's shouts, and dying groans confound." When, therefore, we have to describe any sublime, or awe-inspiring object, feeling, or deed; then,...
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