Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell Then shriekd the timid, and stood still the brave, Then some leapd overboard with fearful yell, As eager to anticipate their grave. ByronDon Juan. Canto II. St. 52.
Again she plunges! hark! a second shock Bilges the splitting vessel on the rock; Down on the vale of death, with dismal cries, The fated victims shuddering cast their eyes In wild despair; while yet another stroke With strong convulsion rends the solid oak: Ah Heaven!behold her crashing ribs divide! She loosens, parts, and spreads in ruin oer the tide. FalconerShipwreck. Canto III. L. 642.
And fast through the midnight dark and drear, Through the whistling sleet and snow, Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept Towards the reef of Normans Woe. LongfellowThe Wreck of the Hesperus. St. 15.
But hark! what shriek of death comes in the gale, And in the distant ray what glimmering sail Bends to the storm?Now sinks the note of fear! Ah? wretched mariners!no more shall day Unclose his cheering eye to light ye on your way! Mrs. RadcliffeMysteries of Udolpho. Shipwreck.
O, I have sufferd With those that I saw suffer: a brave vessel, Who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dashd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock Against my very heart! Poor souls, they perished. Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 5.