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" He loved them both, but both in vain, Nor him beheld, nor her, again. Not long beneath the whelming brine, Expert to swim, he lay; Nor soon he felt his strength decline Or courage die away; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of... "
Poems - Page 247
by William Cowper - 1826
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The works of William Cowper; his life and letters by W. Hayley, ed. by T.S ...

William Cowper - 1835
...him behold, nor her again. Not long beneath the 'whelming brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But...his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, Bnt so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless per force, They left their out-cast mate behind,...
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The Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair...But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless, per force They left their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succour yet...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ...

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1835
...him behold, nor her again. Not long beneath the 'whelming brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But...But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless per force, They left their out-cast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succour yet...
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Poems; to which is prefixed a memoir of the author by J. M'Diarmid

William Cowper - 1837
...declme, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of iife. He shouted : nor his friends had fail'd To check the...But so the furious blast prevail'd That, pitiless per force, They left their outcast mate behind. And scutlded still before the wind. Some succour yet...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by H.F. Cary

William Cowper - 1839
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength deeline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair...of life. He shouted : nor his friends had fail'd To cheek the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail I'd, ! That pitiless perforce, They left...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq, Volume 2

Robert Southey - Poets, English - 1839
...decline, Or courage die away ; Not long beneath the whelming brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted: nor his friends had failed To check the vessel's course ; But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless perforce,...
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The Christian's book of gems, poetry

Christian - 1840
...brine, Expert to swim he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted ; — nor his friends had failed, To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd. That, pitiless perforce,...
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The Christian's book of gems: a selection of sacred poetry

English poetry - 1840 - 288 pages
...brine, Expert to swim he lay; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted ;—nor his friends had failed, To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce,...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - American poetry - 1842 - 348 pages
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted ; nor his friends had failed To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless, perforce,...
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The Life of William Cowper, Volume 2

Robert Southey - 1843
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted : nor his friends had failed To check the vessel's course ; But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless perforce,...
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