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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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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

William John Conybeare - 1844
...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 Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper, John William Cunningham - 1850
...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...vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, They left their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succor yet they could...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 pages
...Nor him beheld, nor her again. Not long beneath the whelming brine, 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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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 pages
...brin 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 faile To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless perforce, They...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life, Letters, and Poems. Now First ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1851 - 749 pages
...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...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 succor yet...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1851 - 558 pages
...long beneath the whelming brine Expert to swim he lay; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, He 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, They...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 pages
...him beheld, nor her again. Not long beneath the whelming brino. Expert to swim, he lay : Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But...prevail'd, That, pitiless, perforce, They left their outeast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succour yet they could afford • And,...
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The Works of William Cowper: Comprising His Poems, Correspondence ..., Volume 6

William Cowper, Robert Southey - 1854
...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...check the vessel's course, But so the furious, blast prevail' d, That pitiless perforce, They left their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the...
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER

REV. H. STEBBING - 1854
...brine, Expert to swim he lay; Nor soon he felt bis strength decline, Or courage die away : "But watred with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair...check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail 'd That, pitiless perforce, They left their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the...
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The Works of William Cowper, Volume 6

William Cowper - 1854
...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...check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail' d, That pitiless perforce, They left their outcast mate behind, , And scudded still before...
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