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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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The Principles of Rhetoric: With Constructive and Critical Work in Composition

Elizabeth Hill Spalding - 1905 - 275 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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Graded City Speller: Second-[eighth] Year Grades

William Estabrook Chancellor - 1905
...foes. A craven hung along the battle's edge — And thought, " Had I a sword of keener steel Than the blue blade that the King's son bears — But this...Sore bestead, and weaponless ; and saw The broken swordhilt buried in the dry And trodden sand ; and ran and Snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted...
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The American Boy and the Social Evil: From a Physician's Standpoint

Robert Newton Willson - 1905 - 159 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...king's son, wounded, sore bestead, And weaponless, he saw the broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with...
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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 thing! " He snapt and flung it from his hand And loweririg. crept away and left the field. Then came the Kind's son, wounded, sore bestead And weaponless,...
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Little Masterpieces of English Poetry: Idyls and stories in verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig - 1905
...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...thing — ! " he snapt and flung it from his hand, 10 And lowering crept away and left the field. Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead. And...
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Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachussets

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts - 1906
...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, Hil t-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh...
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The Poetical Works of Edward Rowland Sill

Edward Rowland Sill - 1906 - 423 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 poetical works of edward rowland sill

1906
...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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Modern Poets and Christian Teaching: Richard Watson Gilder, Edwin Markham ...

David George Downey - 1906 - 183 pages
...The craven complains of his sword, breaks and flings away, and like a coward skulks from the fight: 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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Concerning Life

George Dimmick Latimer - 1907 - 190 pages
...craven hung along the battle's edge, And thought, ' Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade the King's son bears, but this Blunt thing!' He snapt...bestead — And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Half buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout Lifted afresh,...
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