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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 - 1895
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he lelt 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 Task: With Tirocinium, and Selections from the Minor Poems, A.D. 1784-1799

William Cowper - 1896 - 283 pages
...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's Shorter Poems

William Cowper - 1896 - 147 pages
...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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Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 pages
...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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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English poetry - 1899 - 749 pages
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay; 15 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 20 To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevailed, WILLIAM COWPER 263 That,...
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The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...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 English Poets

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1901
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay; Nor soon he ielt 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 Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis ..., Volume 8

John Porter Lamberton, John Russell Young, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh - Literature - 1902
...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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Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1903
...felt his strength decline, 15 Not long beneath the whelming brine, Or courage die away ; But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair...his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, 20 Some succour yet they could afford ; 26 And such as storms allow, . The cask, the coop, the floated...
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Cowper, Volume 2, Part 3

Goldwin Smith - 1904 - 135 pages
...brine Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away 5 But waged with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair...furious blast prevail'd, That pitiless perforce They Jeft their outcast mate behind, And scudded still before the wind. Some succour yet they could afford...
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