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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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The Poetical Works of Joseph Addison, Gay's Fables, and Somerville's Chase ...

Joseph Addison, George Gilfillan - 1859 - 386 pages
...borders stands. 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...all the thunder of the battle rise. Twas then great Marlborough's mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock of charging hosts unmoved, 280 Amidst confusion,...
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Pearls from the poets: specimens selected, with biogr. notes, by H.W. Dulcken

Henry William Dulcken - 1860
...sing the furious troops in battle join'd ! Methinks I hear the drums' tumultuous sound, The victors' shouts and dying groans confound ; The dreadful burst...all 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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The Journal of the United Service Institution, Volume 3

Military art and science - 1860
...lines were inspired by Marlborough's personal demeanour at Blenheim. Twas then great Marlborough '9 mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock of charging hosts unmoved. Amidst confusion, terror, and despair, Examined all the dreadful scenes of war. In peaceful thought the field of death...
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Early English poems, Chaucer to Pope

English poems - 1863
...borders stands. 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 shouts and dying groans confound ; The dreadful bursts of cannon rend the skies, And all the thunder of the battle rise. Twas then great Marlbro's...
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Advanced Course of Composition and Rhetoric: A Series of Practical Lessons ...

George Payn Quackenbos - English language - 1863 - 451 pages
...Blenheim. " But, 0 my nrase I 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 ; " &o. 280. When, therefore, an awe-inspiring object is presented in nature, a grand creation in...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1863 - 341 pages
...of cannon rend the skies, And all the thunders of the battle rise. 'T was then great Marlborough's mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock of charging hosts unmoved, 1 "When he returned to England (in 1702), with a meanness of appearance which gave testimony of the...
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The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - Bible stories - 1863 - 538 pages
...begin with Addison's beautiful description of Marlborough in battle. "Twas then great Marlb'rough's mighty soul was proved, That in the shock of charging hosts unmoved, Amid confusion, horror, and despair, Examined all the dreadful scenes of war ; In peaceful thought...
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THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON VOL. III

1864
...borders stands. 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...battle rise. 'Twas then great Marlbro's mighty soul was prov'd, That, in the shock of charging hosts unmov'd, Amidst confusion, horror, and despair, Examin'd...
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The advanced lesson book, by E.T. Stevens and C. Hole

Edward Thomas Stevens - 1866
...the furious troops in battle join'd 1 Methinks I hear the drums tumultuous sound, The victors' shout, and dying groans confound The dreadful burst of cannon...battle rise. 'Twas then great Marlbro's mighty soul was pro v VI, That, in the shock of charging hosts, unmov'd, Amidst confusion, horror, and despair, Examin'd...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 19

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1869
...: — " But, O my Muse ! what numbers wilt them find To sing the furious troops in battle join'd ? Methinks I hear the drum's tumultuous sound The victor's shouts and dying groans confound ; ask you cither for my friend or for myself." — SWIFT to ADDISOX (1717). SCOTT'S Swift. Vol. \\xp...
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