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" Like leviathans afloat Lay their bulwarks on the brine, While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line ; It was ten of April morn by the chime. As they drifted on their path There was silence deep as death, And the boldest held his breath For... "
The young Englishman's first poetry book, compiled by E.C. Lowe - Page 130
by Edward Clarke Lowe - 1868
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The Port Folio, Volume 2

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1809
...than the following very short and simple description of the British fleet bearing up to close action. As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...death ; And the boldest held his breath, For a time . The description of the battle itself (though it begins with a tremendous line) is in the same spirit...
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Gertrude of Wyoming: A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems

Thomas Campbell - Wyoming Massacre, 1778 - 1809 - 134 pages
...brine; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line: It was ten of April morn by the chime As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...death ; And the boldest held his breath, For a time. — in. But the might of England flush'd To anticipate the scene ; And her van the fleeter rush'd O'er...
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Poems in Two Volumes: Containing Gertrude of Wyoming and ..., Volumes 1-2

Thomas Campbell - Wyoming Valley (Pa.) - 1810
...; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime : As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...death ; And the boldest held his breath, For a time. — III. But the might of England flush'd To anticipate the scene ; And her van the fleeter rush'd...
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Gertrude of Wyoming, and Other Poems

Thomas Campbell - 1810 - 252 pages
...brine; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line: It was ten of April morn by the chime: As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...; And the boldest held his breath, For a time.— III. But the might of England flush'd To anticipate the scene; And her van the fleetef rush'd O'er...
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Poetical selections, consisting of the most approved pieces of our best ...

Poetical selections - 1811 - 300 pages
...brine; While the sis;n of battle flew On the lofty British line. It was Ten of April morn by the chime, As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...his breath For a time.— But the might of England flush'd To anticipate the scene ; And her van the fleeter rush'd " Hearts of oak!" our Captain cried;...
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Poems, from the Danish. Selected and Illustrated with Historical Notes

Andreas Andersen Feldborg - Danish poetry - 1815 - 174 pages
...ships in all the sublimity and terror, of which the poet has given so impressive a description. " At they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...death ; And the boldest held his breath For a time V , . The battle commenced at five minutes after ten, when the Provesteen opened her fire on the Edgar....
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Poems : from the Danish

Andreas Andersen Feldborg - Danish poetry - 1816 - 148 pages
...British ships in all the sublimity and terror, of which the poet baa given so impressive a description. * As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep as death; And i he boldest held his breath For a time."* The battle commenced at five minutes after leu, when the...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 27

England - 1830
...men and true ;" and of them, with lamentably few exceptions, it may be said, " As he drilled on his path, There was silence deep as death, And the boldest held his breath For a time." We have dwelt energetically on this passage in the Life of Byron, because for a long time it was thought...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime : As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...his breath For a time. — But the might of England flush'd To anticipate the scene ; And her van the fleeter rush'd O'er the deadly space between. ' Hearts...
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British melodies, extracts from the modern poets [signed J.H.R.].

British melodies - 1820
...; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime : As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep...his breath, For a time. — But the might of England flush'd To anticipate the scene ; And her van the fleeter rush'd O'er the deadly space between. 'Hearts...
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