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" A prince's banner Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes. A craven hung along the battle's edge, And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king's son bears, — but this Blunt thing — !" he snapt and flung it... "
Poems - Page 44
by Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
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Southern Practitioner, Volume 34

1912
...station, or what his sphere of action, he is the hero who makes the most of his opportunity. "This I beheld or dreamed it in a dream: There spread a...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Buried in the dry and trodden sand. And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh, he...
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A Year of Sunshine: Cheerful Extracts for Every Day in the Year

Kate Sanborn - 1884 - 384 pages
...endeavor, Will magnify the Lord, and bless His name forever. Mary E. Bradley. OPPORTUNITY. AND this I saw, or dreamed it in a dream : — There spread a cloud...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, And ran and snatched it, and, with battle-shout Lifted afresh, he hewed his enemy down, And saved a...
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Medical Herald, Volume 33

1914
...hemmed by foes. A craven hung along the battle's edge, And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steelThat blue blade that the king's son bears— but this Blunt...bestead And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh...
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Helps for Daily Living

Minot Judson Savage - 1889 - 150 pages
...keener steel,— That blue blade that the King's son bears, — but this Blunt thing I ' — he snapped and flung it from his hand, And lowering crept away...and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down, And saved a great cause that heroic day." There...
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Kindergarten Review, Volume 15

1904
...who lost his opportunity because he could not see the possibilities of the ideal in the real. " 'This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream : There spread...and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh, he hewed his enemy down, And saved a great cause that great day.' "Xot...
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Making the Most of Life

James Russell Miller - 1891 - 275 pages
...The secret is in the man, not in his environment. Mr. Sill puts this well in his lines : — "This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream: There spread a...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh...
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Thoughts for the Thoughtful

Adelaide S. Seaverns - 1893 - 368 pages
...keener steel — That blue blade that the king's son bears — but this Blunt thing ! " He snapped and flung it from his hand, And lowering crept away...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh...
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New ... Reader, Volume 4

California. State Board of Education - 1893
...dear land of all my love, Thy name shall shine, thy fame shall glow. 5. OPPORTUNITY. This I lieheld, or dreamed it in a dream: — There spread a cloud...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh,...
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The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 9

William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Francis Trevelyan Miller - 1905
...it, raged A furious battle: and men yelled, and swords Shocked upon swords and shields. A Princess banner Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by...in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched if, and with battle shout Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down, And saved a great cause that heroic...
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A Treasury of Helpful Verse

John White Chadwick - 1896 - 211 pages
...wish was wide as ocean's girth, Whose will the water's will! CHARLES GD ROBERTS. OPPORTUNITY. THIS I beheld or dreamed it in a dream : — There spread...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran, and snatched it, and with battle-shout Lifted afresh...
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