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" The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. "
A Household Book of English Poetry - Page 248
1870 - 438 pages
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The Assyrian

...When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen:...hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strewn. For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as...
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Poetry For All Seasons: Poems, Forms and Styles

Paterika Hengreaves - Education - 2007 - 200 pages
...When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee, Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen;...blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown. The Pyrrhic VV This is a metrical foot with two unstressed syllables. The words: pate and Para are...
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