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Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; Between 1793 and 1849
William O. S. Gilly
No preview available - 2012
Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; Between 1793 And 1849
William O. S. Gilly
No preview available - 2015
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Page 26 - There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men ; A thousand hearts beat happily ; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell...
Page 1 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean — roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin — his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain A shadow of man's ravage, save his own, When, for a moment, like a drop of rain, He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan — Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown.
Page 220 - We are now strongly fenced in, and our position is in all respects so good, that, armed as we are, we ought to make a formidable defence against even regular troops : what, then, would be thought of us, if we allowed ourselves to be surprised by a set of naked savages, with their spears and creeses ? It is true they have swivels in their boats, but they cannot act here : I have not observed that they have any matchlocks or muskets ; but if they have, so have we. I do not wish to deceive you as to...
Page 222 - Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Page x - While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime. As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep as death, And the boldest held his breath For a time. But the might of England flushed To anticipate the scene, And her van the fleeter rushed O'er the deadly space between. "Hearts of oak!
Page 113 - Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone, Drew Priam's curtain in the dead of night, And would have told him half his Troy was burn'd; But Priam found the fire ere he his tongue, And I my Percy's death ere thou report'st it.
Page xxiii - They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths : their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
Page 77 - All places that the eye of heaven visits, Are to a wise man ports and happy havens. Teach thy necessity to reason thus ; There is no virtue like necessity.