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Page 74 - Guard them, and him within protect from harms. He can requite thee; for he knows the charms That call fame on such gentle acts as these, And he can spread thy name o'er lands and seas, Whatever clime the sun's bright circle warms. Lift not thy spear against the Muses...
Page 140 - From the rich peasant cheek of ruddy bronze, And large black eyes that flash on you a volley Of rays that say a thousand things at once, To the high dama's brow, more melancholy, But clear, and with a wild and liquid glance, Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes, Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies.
Page 487 - Something must be left to chance ; nothing is sure in a Sea Fight beyond all others. Shot will carry away the masts and yards of friends as well as foes ; but I look with confidence to a Victory before the Van of the Enemy could succour their Rear...
Page 487 - The second in command will in all possible things direct the movements of his line by keeping them as compact as the nature of the circumstances will admit. Captains are to look to their particular line as their rallying point. But, in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.
Page 417 - Together with that pale, that white-faced shore, Whose foot spurns back the ocean's roaring tides And coops from other lands her islanders...
Page 76 - Is then no nook of English ground secure From rash assault ? * Schemes of retirement sown In youth, and 'mid the busy world kept pure As when their earliest flowers of hope were blown, Must perish ; — how can they this blight endure ? And must he too the ruthless change bemoan Who scorns a false utilitarian lure 'Mid his paternal fields at random thrown ? Baffle the threat, bright Scene, from Orresthead Given to the pausing traveller's rapturous glance : Plead for thy peace, thou beautiful romance...
Page 140 - Negro espies his fellow at the end of the street, and rather than join him in a tete-a-tete, he will carry on a conversation with him for several hours at the top of his voice, to the unspeakable annoyance, perhaps the scandal , of all those who may occupy the intermediate houses. Should the wind blow off his hat and warn him to depart, he will continue the conversation and let...
Page 124 - I saw a, smith stand with his hammer thus, The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool, With open mouth, swallowing a tailor's news...
Page 236 - If the sabre is near your neck, dodge back one step, and push on again. Stab the second ! — stab the third! A hero will stab half a dozen. Be sure your ball's in your gun ! If three attack you, stab the first, fire on the second, and bayonet the third ! — This seldom happens.
Page 308 - The weather became thick, and he missed his port, but knowing that this ship was working along the coast, anchored for the night, and pulled to the southward. On the morning of the 13th he discovered a brig at anchor, without colours, and saw her slip and make sail, on which he gave chase. Being to windward, and the breeze light, he was enabled to approach her weather beam, and fire a musket ahead to induce her to heave to, and show her colours ; this and a second...