Wrote Poet Charles Wolfe of the "Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna" (1808) :
Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried. . . . No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest With his martial cloak around him. . . .
Wrote a Reuters correspondent last week: