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" ... How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is... "
The Patriotism of Illinois: A Record of the Civil and Military History of ... - Page 582
by Thomas Mears Eddy - 1866
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Fourth of July Orations, Volume 1

1863
...more applicable — " By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And Freedom shall awhile repair To dwell a weeping hermit there ! " Begging, therefore, to be excused from any direct...
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The Christian Psalmist, Or, Hymns Selected and Original

James Montgomery - Christian poetry, English - 1826 - 456 pages
...have ever trod. By' fairy-hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there.'* Collins. 1746. The unfortunate author of these inimitable...
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The poetical works of William Collins, with observations of dr. Langhorne ...

William Collins - 1827
...ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; 10 And Freedom shall a while repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there ! ODE TO MERCY. STROPHE. O THOU,...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins

William Collins - 1827 - 208 pages
...have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; 10 And Freedom shall a while repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there! ODE TO MERCY. STROPHE. O THOU,...
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The night watch; or, Tales of the sea, Volume 2

Night watch - 1828
...have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And Freedom shall awhile repair To dwell a weeping hermit there. COLLINS. " THE burial of my poor shipmate being finished,...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins

William Collins, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, Sir Egerton Brydges, John Langhorne - English poetry - 1830 - 150 pages
...ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps...shall a while repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there ! ODE TO MERCY. STROPHE. O THOU, who sitst a smiling bride By Valour's arm'd and awful side, ' Gentlest...
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The Literary Remains of Joseph Brown Ladd, M. D.

Joseph Brown Ladd, W. B. Chittenden - Electronic book - 1832 - 228 pages
...feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung : There, honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that...a while repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there."* * Collins. Vv174 But we turn to take a view of those worthy authors of our independence who have survived...
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The Christian Psalmist: Or, Hymns Selected and Original. With an ...

James Montgomery - Hymns, English - 1832 - 456 pages
...ever trod. • By fairy-hands their knell is rnng, By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps...a while repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there." Collins. i'.K. The unfortunate author of these inimitable lines, a little while before his death,—...
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Literary and Religious Sketches

John Newland Maffitt - 1832 - 240 pages
...feet have ever trod. By fairy-hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there.' — Collins. The unfortunate author of these inimitable...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 3; Volume 14

Methodist Church - 1832
...feet have ever trod. * By fairy hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung : There honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; — And freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell, a weeping hermit, there.' ' These stanzas,' says Mr. Montgomery, ' are quite...
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