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" A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords Shocked upon swords and shields. 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... "
Medical Herald - Page 7
1914
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POEMS

EDWARD ROWLAND SILL - 1889
...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...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battleshout 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...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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Younger American Poets, 1830-1890

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, Goodridge Bliss Roberts - 1891 - 666 pages
...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...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 Power of an Endless Life and Other Sermons

John White Chadwick - 1891 - 257 pages
...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...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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Borrowings, a Compilation of Helpful Thoughts from Great Authors

1891 - 83 pages
...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...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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Younger American Poets, 1830-1890

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, Goodridge Bliss Roberts - 1891 - 666 pages
...battle's edge, And thought, " Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king's sou bears, — but this Blunt thing ! — he snapt and...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 Power of an Endless Life and Other Sermons

John White Chadwick - 1891 - 257 pages
...sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king's son bears,—but this Blunt thing 1' — he snapt and flung it from his hand, And lowering...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 in Teaching Reading: By Martha S. Hussey ...

Martha S. Hussey - 1891 - 126 pages
...battle's edge, And thought, " Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king's s6n bears — but this Blunt thing !" — he snapt and...the field. Then came the king's son, wounded, sore best6ad, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran...
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Sermons

Price Collier - 1892 - 266 pages
...enemy. "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...son wounded, sore bestead, And weaponless, and saw tile broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle-shout...
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POEMS

EDWARD ROWLAND SILL - 1893
...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...bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battleshout Lifted afresh...
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