Marseillaise hymn

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marseillaise hymn the national anthem of France, popularly so called. It was composed in 1792, by Rouget de l'Isle, an officer then stationed at Strasburg. In Paris it was sung for the first time by the band of men who came from Marseilles to aid in the revolution of August 10, 1792; whence the name.
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Usage

In literature:

Voices humming low and in unison the Marseillaise hymn, joined solemnly with the heavy, regular footfalls.
"After Dark" by Wilkie Collins
He played "Rule Britannia" and "God Save the King," the "Marseillaise" and the Russian National hymn, all at the same time.
"All Roads Lead to Calvary" by Jerome K. Jerome
Now from Marseilles are marching the six hundred men who know how to die, marching to the hymn of the Marseillaise.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
The "Marseillaise Hymn" is mentioned here for its patriotic birth and associations.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
Recruits poured to the borderland singing the Marseillaise, their newly adopted national hymn.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
Marseillaise, The, the national hymn of France, 189.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The bands played the two great hymns of victory, the "Marseillaise" and the "Chant du Depart," as the ranks moved away.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Barbara at last lifted her hand and, as the storm subsided, began the Marseillaise hymn.
"Comrades" by Thomas Dixon
Presently the cannon boomed, and the patriotic hymn, the Marseillaise, was intoned.
"The Galley Slave's Ring" by Eugène Sue
Marseillaise Hymn in France and Rule Britannia in England.
"The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)" by Albert J. Beveridge
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