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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 Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 672 pages
...beheld, nor her again. 12 Not long beneath the whelming brine. Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But...death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. IS 01 no] nor Haylf'j (1SQ3), He shouted : nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course,...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - English poetry - 1905 - 741 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 Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, with Notes

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1908 - 437 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...vessel's course, But so, the furious blast prevail'd, 10 That, pitiless perforce, They left their outcast mate behind. And scudded still before the wind....
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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, with Notes

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1908 - 437 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...vessel's course, But so, the furious blast prevail'd, 10 That, pitiless perforce, They left their outcast mate behind. And scudded still before the wind....
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908
...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 Harvard Classics, Volume 41, Page 2

Literature - 1910
...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 Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 pages
...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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English Poetry: Volume 2

English poetry - 1910
...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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English Poetry: From Collins to Fitzgerald

Charles William Eliot - Poetry - 1910 - 1422 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 Vista of English Verse

English poetry - 1911 - 654 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,....
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