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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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Thoughts for the Thoughtful

Adelaide S. Seaverns - 1893 - 368 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 Blunt thing ! " He snapped and flung it from his hand, And lowering crept away and left the field. Then came the king's...
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The Life Beyond: This Mortal Must Put on Immortality

George Hughes Hepworth - 1894 - 116 pages
...blade that the King's son bears. But this Blunt thing!' — he snapped and flung it from his hand. " Then came the King's son, wounded, sore 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
...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...bestead And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched if, and with battle shout Lifted afresh...
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The Unitarian, Volume 11

Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott - 1896
...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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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 34

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896
...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 Treasury of American Sacred Song: With Notes Explanatory and Biographical

William Garrett Horder - 1896 - 387 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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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - 1897
...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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A Treasury of American Verse

Walter Learned - 1897 - 309 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 Culture of Christian Manhood: Sunday Mornings in Battell Chapel, Yale ...

Henry William Sallmon - 1897 - 303 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 Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - 1897 - 319 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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