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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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POEMS, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...whelming brine, Expert to swim, he lay : Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; Bnl wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair...of life He shouted ; nor his friends had fail'd To chock the vessel's course, >ut so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless, perforce, They left...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...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 fail To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless perforce, They...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 41

1894
...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 liad failed To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blost prevailed That, pitiless perforce,...
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Poems, Volumes 1-3

William Cowper - 1855
...again. . \ • Not long beneath the whelming brine Expert to swim, he lay : • . . . • Nor soon he felt his strength decline,• . Or courage die away...prevail'd, ,.> . That, pitiless, perforce, They left thoir outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succour yet they could afford •...
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Lectures on the Life, Genius and Insanity of Cowper

George Barrell Cheever - Poets, English - 1856 - 339 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...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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author

G. Standfast - 1856
...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...his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, They left their outcast mate behind, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce, And...
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Lectures on the Life, Genius and Insanity of Cowper

George Barrell Cheever - 1856 - 415 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 bis friends had failed To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless...
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND POEMS

1860
...him beheld, nor her again. Not long beneath the 'whelming brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he 're per force, They left their out-cast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succor yet...
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The Poems of William Cowper ...

William Cowper - 1860 - 491 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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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...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...
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