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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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Ethics for Children: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Ella (Lyman) Cabot, Ella Lyman Cabot - 1910 - 262 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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A First [-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

Frances Eggleston Blodgett, Andrew Burr Blodgett - 1910
...foes. A craven hung along the battle's edge, 10 And thought, " Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king's son bears — but this...field. Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead, 15 And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched...
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The Greatest Things in Religion: Being Studies in Some of the Christian ...

Eugene Marion Antrim - 1910 - 167 pages
...sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king 's son bears— but this Blunt thing— I ' He snapt and flung it from his hand. And lowering, crept away and left the field, Then came the king 's son, wounded, sore bestead. And weaponless, and saw the broken sword. Hilt-buried in the dry...
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The World's Work

Walter Hines Page, Arthur W. Page - 1912
...by foes. A craven hung along the battle's edge And thought, "Had 1 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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Education Manual, Issue 131, Part 1

United States Armed Forces Institute - 1942
...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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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the ...

United States. 86th Cong., 2d sess., 1960, United States. Congress - 1960 - 109 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 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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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - 1988 - 352 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 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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Famous Poems from Bygone Days

Martin Gardner - 1995 - 177 pages
...keener steel — That hlue hlade that the king's son hears — hut this Blunt thing!" — he snapped and flung it from his hand, And lowering crept away...the field. Then came the king's son, wounded, sore hestead, And weaponless, and saw the hroken sword, Hilt-huried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...I a sword of keener steelThat true blade tliat the king's son bears, — but this Blunt thing— I" 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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Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The nineteenth century

Eric L. Haralson, John Hollander - 1998 - 536 pages
...blaming his inability to fight on his blunt sword: "[He] 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." After the craven has "crept away and left the field," the king's son, who is wounded and has lost his...
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