The Scourge of the Ocean: A Story of the Atlantic

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A. Hart, 1851 - 214 sidor
 

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Sida 75 - Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world, Like a Colossus ; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves.
Sida 139 - ... and complicated nature of the political problems with which political parties in England have to deal; and I have asked you, on my own behalf and on behalf of other politicians busily engaged, for your assistance. At the same time, gentlemen, I do not wish you to suppose for a moment that I am alarmed as to the future. My state of mind when these great problems come across me — which is very rarely — is one of wonder, or perhaps I should rather say of admiration and of hope, because the alternative...
Sida 102 - What have you to say why the sentence of death should not be pronounced against you?
Sida 131 - LOUD roared the dreadful thunder, The rain a deluge showers, The clouds were rent asunder By lightning's vivid powers ; The night both drear and dark, Our poor devoted bark, Till next day, there she lay, In the Bay of Biscay...
Sida 44 - ... Railings of polished brass surrounded the hatchways, and ladders of grated work communicated with the depth of the ship. The wheel and binnacles were of the rarest wood, and constructed in the most tasteful and elegant manner. The hammock boards were adorned with gilded ornaments, and the bolt-heads in the deck were screened by inserted mahogany, cut diamond-wise. In a word, that ship seemed to have been built by Profusion as an ottering to Beauty.
Sida 43 - Although the wind was very light, the loam curled in snow-white piles about her cut-water, and ever and anon, as she rose and pitched deeper into the element, masses of glittering spray would fly over her forecastle. It was evident from her speed in so gentle a breeze that she was a very superior sailer, but a single glance at her construction would scarcely need another or more convincing proof of her superiority in that respect. Aloft, every thing indicated the nicest care...
Sida 32 - Fountain threw his head back and placed the forefinger of his right hand in the palm of his left.
Sida 179 - And the father went off down the line with the lantern, turning his head first to the right and then to the left as he checked the track.
Sida 44 - IP their full extent. No ropes hung dangling from the rigging or tops ; and, in short, every thing exhibited the characteristic regularity of a manof-war, " Upon deck, the arrangements were as neat as they were aloft. Eight twenty-four pound...
Sida 32 - After being duly sworn to attest the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, to the best of his knowledge and belief, this individual was asked his name and the place of his birth. "I was christened Alexander Handsaw, your 'onor," answered the witness, " and was launched at Plymouth, although my keel was •first laid in Yarmouth.

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