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" King James did rushing come. Scarce could they hear, or see their foes, Until at weapon-point they close. They close in clouds of smoke and dust, With sword-sway and with lance's thrust; And such a yell was there Of sudden and portentous birth, As if... "
Conrad Blessington: A Tale - Page 36
1833 - 216 pages
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 pages
...James did rushing come. Scarce could they hear or see their foes, Until at weapon point they close. They close in clouds of smoke and dust, With sword-sway...men fought upon the earth, And fiends in upper air. &*> Long looked the anxious squires; their eye Could in the darkness nought descry. At length the freshening...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Memoir of the Author, Volume 2

Walter Scott - 1857
...rushing come. — Scarce could they hear, or see their foes, Until at weapon-point they close, — 2 They close, in clouds of smoke and dust, With sword-sway,...a yell was there, Of sudden and portentous birth, 1 [" Of all the poetical battles which have been fought, from the days of Homer to those of Mr. Southey,...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT

1857
...rushing come. — Scarce could they hear, or see their foes, Until at weapon-point they close, — 2 They close, in clouds of smoke and dust, With sword-sway,...a yell was there, Of sudden and portentous birth, 1 [" Of all the poetical battles which have been fought, from the days of Homer to those of Mr. Southey,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

1910
...screw. It whirls along with a cyclonic rhythm that sets the feet to tramping and the blood to boiling. And such a yell was there, Of sudden and portentous...men fought upon the earth, And fiends in upper air: Oh, life and death were in the shout, Recoil and rally, charge and rout. And triumph and despair. This...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1858 - 840 pages
...foes, Until at weapon-point they close.—* They close, in clouds of smoke and dust, With sword-swav, and with lance's thrust; And such a yell was there,...men fought upon the earth, And fiends in upper air ;' О life and death were in the shout, Recoil and rally, charge and rout, And triumph and despair....
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The Light of Other Days, Volume 1

John Edmund Reade - 1858
...from memory), nor feel the 'trembling homage ' of the soldier, and the ' gaudia certaminis' of Attila? And such a yell was there Of sudden and portentous...men fought upon the earth And fiends in upper air; O, life and death were in that shout, Recoil — and rally — charge — and rout — And triumph...
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The pupil's manual of choice reading, arranged by T.B. Smith

Thomas Buckley Smith - 1858
...smoke and dust, Witn sword-sway, and with lance's thrustAnd such a yell was there, ' Of sudden nnd portentous birth, As if men fought upon the earth, And fiends in upper air. Long looked the anxious squires; their eye Could in the darkness nought descry. At length the freshening...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volume 11

Chambers's journal - 1859
...sassaybes, and hartebeests, the thunder of whose hoofs, like the distant din of war, sounded in our ears As if men fought upon the earth, And fiends in upper air. A band of hungry harpies following in our track tripped nimbly up each victim as it fell — completing,...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1898
...1 Scarce could they hear or see their foes, Until at weapon point they close. They close in cloads of smoke and dust, With sword-sway and with lance's...men fought upon the earth And fiends in upper air.' — SCOTT. INKERMANN is emphatically ' a soldier's battle.' The bayonet of the private counted for...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OS=F SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART

1860
...foes, Until at weapon-point they close. ~ They close, in clouds of smoke and dust, With sword -sway, and with lance's thrust; And such a yell was there,...men fought upon the earth, And fiends in upper air. Long looked the anxious squires; their eyo Could in the darkness nought descry. XXVfc At length the...
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