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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, songs and ballads of the sea, compiled and arranged by C. Bruce

Charles Bruce (writer of tales) - 1874
...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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Cowper: The task, with Tirocinium, and selections from the minor poems, A.D ...

William Cowper - 1875
...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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The task; Tirocinium, etc

William Cowper - English poetry - 1875
...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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Favorite Poems

William Cowper - 1877 - 96 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 They...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - English poetry - 1879 - 536 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, They...
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Simple poems from Cowper, with life of the author and notes by F. Storr

William Cowper - 1879
...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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1879 - 536 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, They...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Second Series

Authors, English - 1880 - 552 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...vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd . t That pitiless perforce ^ They left their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind....
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Cowper

Goldwin Smith - 1880 - 128 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..." He shouted ; nor his friends had fail'd To check tho vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd That pitiless perforce They left their outcast...
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Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...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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