Lights and Shadows of Sailor Life: As Exemplified in Fifteen Years' Experience, Including the More Thrilling Events of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, and Reminiscences of an Eventful Life on the "mountain Wave." ...
J. Putnam, 1847 - Počet stran: 324
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Lights and Shadows of a Sailor Life: As Exemplified in Fifteen Years ...
Joseph G. Clark
Úplné zobrazení - 1847
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Strana v - Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
Strana 118 - And seek the closing shelter of the grove. Assiduous, in his bower, the wailing owl Plies his sad song. The cormorant on high Wheels from the deep, and screams along the land.
Strana 92 - And hark ! the lengthening roar continuous runs Athwart the rifted deep: at once it bursts, And piles a thousand mountains to the clouds. Ill fares the bark, with trembling wretches charged, That, tossed amid the floating fragments, moors Beneath the shelter of an icy isle, While night o'erwhelms the sea, and horror looks More horrible. Can human force endure Th...
Strana 129 - The natives, while the ship departs the land, Ashore with admiration gazing stand. Majestically slow, before the breeze, In silent pomp she marches on the seas.
Strana 129 - The imperial flag that rules the watery world. Deep blushing armors all the tops invest, And warlike trophies .either quarter drest : Then tower'd the masts, the canvas swell'd on high, And waving streamers floated in the sky. Thus the rich vessel moves in trim array, Like some fair virgin on her bridal day ; Thus, like a swan, she cleaved the watery plain, The pride and wonder of the JEgean main.
Strana 118 - That solemn sounding bids the world prepare. Then issues forth the storm with sudden burst, And hurls the whole precipitated air, Down in a torrent. On the passive main Descends the ethereal force, and with strong gust Turns from its bottom the discolour'd deep.
Strana 108 - Under these circumstances we feel ourselves obliged to report, in our opinion, a few days more of such exposure as they have already undergone, would reduce the number of the crew, by sickness, to such an extent as to hazard the safety of the ship and the lives of all on board.
Strana 107 - Of mighty waters: now th' inflated wave Straining they scale, and now impetuous shoot Into the secret chambers of the deep, The wintry Baltic thundering o'er their head.