Quotation by Thomas Hardy

The victors and the vanquished then the storm it tossed and tore,
As hard they strove, those worn-out men, upon that surly shore;
Dead Nelson and his half-dead crew, his foes from near and far,
Were rolled together on the deep that night at Trafalgar!
Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), British novelist, poet. The Night of Trafalgar (l. 15–18). . .

The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy. James Gibson, ed. (1978) Macmillan.
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