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" Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of the ocean, would be another theme of idle speculation. How interesting this fragment of a world, hastening to rejoin the great mass of existence! "
The Literary chronicle and weekly review - Page 178
1820
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The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of ..., Volume 5

1819
...foundations of the earth, and those wild phantasms that ™e!i the tales of fishermen and sailors. " Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of...ocean, would be another theme of idle speculation. How interest'ng this fragment of a world, hastening to rejoin the great mass of existence. What a glorious...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American essays - 1822
...foundations of the earth ; and of those wild phantasms that swell the tales of fishermen and sailors. Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of...triumphed over wind and wave ; has brought the ends of the world into communion ; has established an interchange of blessings, pouring into the sterile regions...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...foundations of the earth ; and those wild phantasms that swell the tales of fishermen and sailors. Sometimes a distant sail gliding along the edge of...wind and wave : has brought the ends of the earth in communion , has established an interchange of blessings, pouring into the steril regions of the...
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The Flowers of Literature: Consisting of Selections from History ..., Volume 1

William Oxberry - English literature - 1824
...very foundations of the earth; and those wild phantasms that swell the tales of fishermen and sailors. Sometimes a distant sail gliding along the edge of...over wind and wave; has brought the ends of the earth in communion; has established an interchange of blessings, pouring into the steril regions of the north...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...foundations of the earth; and of those wild phantasms that swell the tales of fishermen and sailors. Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of...triumphed over wind and wave; has brought the ends of the world into communion ; has established an interchange of blessings, pouring into the sterile regions...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 84

English literature - 1819
...foundations of the earth, and those wild phantasms tliat (well the tales of fishermen and sailors. " Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of the ocean, would be another tbeme of idle speculation. How interesting tliiť fragment of a world, hastening to vot. v. rejoin...
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The American Manual, Or, New English Reader: Consisting of Exercises in ...

Moses Severance - Readers - 1832 - 295 pages
...foundations of the earth ; and those wild phantasms* that swell the tales of fishermen and sailors, 4. Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of...over wind and wave; has brought the ends of the earth in communion ; has established an interchange of blessings, pouring into the sterile regions of the...
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The Academical Reader: Comprising Selections from the Most Admired Authors ...

John J. Harrod - Readers - 1832 - 324 pages
...that swell the tales of fishermen and sailors. 6. Sometimes a distant sail gliding along the ledge of the ocean would be another theme of idle speculation....world hastening to rejoin the great mass of existence! 7. What a glorious monument of human invention, that has thus triumphed over wind and wave; has brought...
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The American Manual: Or New English Reader: Consisting of Exercises in ...

Moses Severance - American literature - 1833 - 295 pages
...foundations of the earth ; and those •wild phantasms6 that, swell the tales of fishermen and sailors. 4. Sometimes a distant .sail, gliding along the edge...another theme' of idle speculation. How interesting thte /mgniCTH of a world, hastening to rejoin the great mass of existence ! What a glorious monument...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq, Volume 1

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1834 - 316 pages
...foundations of the earth ; and of those wild phantasms that swell the tales of fishermen and sailors. Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of...triumphed over wind and wave; has brought the ends of the world into communion; has established an interchange of blessings, pouring into the sterile regions...
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