Sailors and Saints: Or, Matrimonial Manoeuvres, Volume 1

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Page 302 - God in Externals could not place Content. Fortune her gifts may variously dispose, And these be happy call'd, unhappy those ; But...
Page 27 - And let me the canakin clink, clink ; And let me the canakin clink : A soldier's a man ; A life's but a span ; Why then let a soldier drink.
Page 246 - His thoughts had wholly been confin'd to form and cultivate her mind. He hardly knew, till he was told, whether the nymph were young or old; had met her in a public place, •without distinguishing her face: much less could his declining age Vanessa's...
Page 321 - Ah ! then and there was hurrying to and fro, And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress, And cheeks all pale, which but an hour ago Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness ; And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts ; and choking sighs Which ne'er might be repeated...
Page 93 - I find thee apt ; And duller should'st thou be than the fat weed That rots itself in ease on Lethe wharf, Would'st thou not stir in this.
Page 85 - Admiralty, that the approach of the equinoctial new moon rendering it unsafe to proceed immediately out of the Chesapeake with the combined expedition, to act upon the plans which had been concerted prevj.
Page 86 - Even now, methinks, as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand.
Page 20 - Rodmond a rueful tale of wonders read, Of dragons roaring on the enchanted coast, The hideous goblin, and the yelling ghost ; But with Arion, from the sultry heat Of noon, Palemon, sought a cool retreat And lo ! the shore with mournful prospects...
Page 142 - All was prepared — the fire, the sword, the men To wield them in their terrible array. The army, like a lion from his den, March'd forth with nerve and sinews bent to slay, — A human Hydra, issuing from its fen To breathe destruction on its winding way.
Page 12 - Than many persons more advanced in life; And if we now and then a sigh must heave At quitting even those we quit in strife...

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