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" Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods... "
The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete - Page 469
by Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1871
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 pages
...spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : " To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful...ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods, " And for the tender mother Who dandled him to rest, And for the wife who nurses His baby at her breast,...
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The Home Book for Young Ladies

Amusements - 1899 - 792 pages
...three who kept the bridge of old." PAPA. Can you repeat the lines of the Lay, Ada ? ADA. 1 think I can. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds...ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods? * ' Hew down the bridge, Sir Consul, With all the speed ye may: I, with two more to help me, Will hold...
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Horatius and Virginia

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1877
...spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate : " To every man upon this eartli Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful...ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his gods, " And for the tender mother Who dandled him to rest, And for the wife who nurses His baby at her breast,...
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Macleod's First text-book of elocution

Alfred Macleod - 1877
...spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate : " To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better than facing fearful...ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods ? " Hew down the bridge, Sir Consul, with all the speed ye may ; I, with two more to help me, will...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877
...spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : " To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful...ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods, "And for the tender mother Who dandled him to rest, And for the wife who nurses His baby at her breast,...
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Lee's Young Artillerist: William R.J. Pegram

Peter S. Carmichael - History - 1998 - 209 pages
...he recited the following lines to his cannoneers: To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful...ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods? The drivers put their whips against the flanks of their horses "with a cheer." As the battery's caissons...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...out spake brave Horatius. The Captain of the Gate: "To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or o. Wt H.IK Thomas 1900-1938 This is the artist, then...man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glo 6840 Lays of Ancient Rome 'Horatius' Now who will stand on either hand, And keep the bridge with me?...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...marched to Rome. lays of Ancient Rome 1 1 842! 'Horatius' st. 8 5 And how can man die better Than lacing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods? lays of Ancient Rome ( 1 842) 'Horatius' st. 27 6 Now who will stand on either hand, And keep the bridge...
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War Plays by Women: An International Anthology

Claire M. Tylee, Elaine Turner, Agnes Cardinal - Drama - 1999 - 225 pages
...captain of the gate, To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late, And how can man die hetter Than facing fearful odds. For the ashes of his fathers, And the temple of his gods?" WIDOW TUESDAY Don't YOu go puttin' the mocker on my Jack. (She takes out a large...
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At Custer's Side: The Civil War Writings of James Harvey Kidd

James Harvey Kidd - History - 2001 - 140 pages
...idle lamentation. They are indeed fortunate, for To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful...ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods. NOTES 1. Kidd refers to a gathering of the Grand Army of the Republic, the principal Union veterans'...
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