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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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Ocean lays; or, The sea, the ship, and the sailor, poems, chiefly selected ...

Ocean lays - 1864
...swim, he lay ; THE CASTAWAY. 311 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 They...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1866 - 630 pages
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon ho felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted j nor bis friends had foiled To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevailed, That...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...Expert to swim, he lay : Nor soon he felt his strength decline, IJ 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, 20 But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless perforce,...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...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 They...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: With Life, and Critical Notice of His ...

William Cowper - 1870 - 516 pages
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor eoon 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'd To cheek the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce, They left their...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay : Nor soon he felt his strength decline. Or courage die away ; Hut 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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1872 - 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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William Cowper: sa correspondance et ses poésies

Léon Boucher - 1874 - 437 pages
...strength decline, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by dëspair of life. He shouted ; nor his friends had fail'd To...But so the furious blast prevail'd, That pitiless perforee They left their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succour yet they...
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Cowper. The didactic poems of 1782, with selections from the minor ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1874
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, 15 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, 20 But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless perforce,...
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Cowper: The task, with Tirocinium, and selections from the minor poems, A.D ...

William Cowper - 1874
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, 15 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, 20 But so the furious blast prevailed, That, pitiless perforce,...
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