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" twas a famous victory. "My father lived at Blenheim then, Yon little stream hard by; They burnt his dwelling to the ground, And he was forced to fly; So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to rest his head. "
Metrical Tales and Other Poems - Page 46
by Robert Southey - 1805 - 201 pages
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The Annual Anthology, Volume 2

1800 - 318 pages
...not well make out. But every body said, quoth he, That 'twas a famous victory. VII. My father Jived at Blenheim then, Yon little stream hard by, They burnt his dwelling to the ground And he was forced to fly ; So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to rest his head VIII. With fire...
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The Annual Anthology, Volume 2

Robert Southey - 1800 - 314 pages
...out. But every boil} said, quoth he, That 'twas a famous victory. VII. My father lived at Blenlicim then, Yon little stream hard by, They burnt his dwelling to the ground And he was forced to fly ; So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to rest his head VIII. With fire...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 30

Tobias Smollett - 1800 - 614 pages
...faid, quoth he, That 'twas a famous victory. « My father lived at Blenheim then, Yon little ftream hard by, They burnt his dwelling to the ground And he was forced to fly ; So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to reft his head. ' With fire...
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Poetry for children, selected by W. Burdon, Issue 681

William Burdon - 1805 - 108 pages
...body faid, quoth he, That 'twas a famous vidtory. My father lived at Blenheim then, Yon little ftream hard by, They burnt his dwelling to the ground And he was forc'd to fly ; Th* induftrious fwain, to labour bred, Hears his exciting found, And foon he leaves his fofter bedt...
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The Port Folio

1808 - 436 pages
...each other for. It was the English, Kaspar cried, That put the French to route ; But what they killed each other for, I could not well make out. But every...by, They burnt his dwelling to the ground And he was forced to fly i So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to rest his head. With fire and...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Esq. ...: Minor poems

Robert Southey - 1823 - 266 pages
...With wonder-waiting eyes ; " Now tell us all about the war, And what they kill'd each other for." " It was the English," Kaspar cried, " Who put the French...They burnt his dwelling to the ground, And he was forced to fly ; So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to rest his head. " With fire...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - 1832 - 1022 pages
...put the French to rout; But what they killed each other for, 1 could not well make out. But everybody said, quoth he, That 'twas a famous victory. My father...hard by, They burnt his dwelling to the ground, And lie was forced to fly; So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to rest his head. With...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - 1833 - 232 pages
...With wonder-waiting eyes; " Now tell us all about the war, And what they kill'd each other for?" " It was the English," Kaspar cried, " Who put the French...at Blenheim then, Yon little stream hard by; They burn'd his dwelling to the ground, And he was forced to fly: So with his wife and child he fled, Nor...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 2

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1835 - 838 pages
...will but read Southey 's little poem on the Battle of Blenheim. The logic of it is irresistible. " My father lived at Blenheim then, Yon little stream...They burnt his dwelling to the ground, And he was forced to fly : So, with his wife and child, IIP fled, And had nowhere to lay his head. " With fire...
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The Elocutionist: Consisting of Declamations and Readings in Prose and ...

Jonathan Barber - 1836 - 404 pages
...other for." "Itwas the English," Kaspar cried, (' Who put the French to rout; But what they killed each other for, I could not well make out. But every...Blenheim then, Yon little stream hard by ; . They burn'd his dwelling to the ground, And he was forced to fly : So with his wife and child he fled, Nor...
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