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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 English Poets: 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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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

M. Arnold - English poetry - 1881
...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 - 1881 - 649 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 ; nur his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That,...
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Selections from Cowper's Poems

William Cowper - 1883 - 234 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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Recollections of a Literary Life: And Selections from My Favourite Poets and ...

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1883 - 516 pages
...brine Expert to swim he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; 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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With the poets: a selection of English poetry. [Ed.] by F.W. Farrar

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 412 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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Familiar Talks on English Literature: A Manual Embracing the Great Epochs of ...

Abby Sage Richardson - English literature - 1884 - 454 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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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

English poetry - 1885 - 648 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 [ed.] with prefatory notice by E. Hope

William Cowper - 1885
...Expert to swim, he lay ; _. Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage died 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 Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1888 - 346 pages
...Not long beneath the whelming brine Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, He shouted : nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevaii'd, That, pitiless perforce, They left their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the...
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