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" 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 life. "
The Life of William Cowper, Esq - Page 338
by Robert Southey - 1839
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The Lady's magazine: or, Entertaining companion for the fair sex

...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline,, Or courage die away ; But wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted ; nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course. But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce, They...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted: nor his friends had f ail' d To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail 'd, That, pitiless perforce,...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1803
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted : nor his friends hadfail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail' d, That, pitiless perforce,...
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The life and letters of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1809
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted : nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the fuiious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless per force,...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper, John Newton - 1810
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But wag'd with death a lasting strife,. Supported by despair of life. He shouted ; nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce, They...
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Poetical selections, consisting of the most approved pieces of our best ...

Poetical selections - 1811
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away : But wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted ; nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course ; Put so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless, perforce,...
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The Life and Letters of William Cowper, Esq: With Remarks on ..., Volume 4

William Hayley - 1812
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted : nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce, They...
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The minor poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1818
...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 life. He shouted: nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce, They...
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The Minor Poems of William Cowper of the Inner Temple

William Cowper - English poetry - 1818
...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 life. He shouted : nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail'd, That, pitiless perforce, They...
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Poems, Volume 3

William Cowper, John Johnson - English poetry - 1818 - 299 pages
...brine, Expert to swim, he lay ; Nor soon he felt his strength decline, Or courage die away ; But wag'd with death a lasting strife, Supported by despair of life. He shouted ; nor his friends had fail'd To check the vessel's course, But so the furious blast prevail 'd, That, pitiless, perforcr....
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