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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. (1809–1892) (continued)
 
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    Rich in saving common-sense,
And, as the greatest only are,
In his simplicity sublime.
          Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. Stanza 4.
6760
    Oh good gray head which all men knew!
          Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. Stanza 4.
6761
              That tower of strength
Which stood four-square to all the winds that blew.
          Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. Stanza 4.
6762
    For this is England’s greatest son,
He that gained a hundred fights,
And never lost an English gun.
          Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. Stanza 6.
6763
    Not once or twice in our rough-island story
The path of duty was the way to glory.
          Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. Stanza 8.
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    All in the valley of death
  Rode the six hundred.
          The Charge of the Light Brigade. Stanza 1.
6765
      Some one had blundered:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
          The Charge of the Light Brigade. Stanza 2.
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    Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them.
.    .    .    .    .
Into the jaws of death, 1 
Into the mouth of hell
  Rode the six hundred.
          The Charge of the Light Brigade. Stanza 3.
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    That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies;
That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright;
But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
          The Grandmother. Stanza 8.
 
Note 1.
Jaws of death.—Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, act iii. sc. 4. Du Bartas: Weekes and Workes, day i. part 4. [back]
 

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