The sea: its stirring story of adventure, peril & heroism. [4 vols., publ. in 40 pt.].
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Page 116 - And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Page 87 - FROM THE SEA. Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-West died away ; Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay ; Bluish 'mid the burning water, full in face Trafalgar lay ; In the dimmest North-East distance dawned Gibraltar grand and gray; " Here and here did England help me : how can I help England...
Page 171 - Now where we are I cannot tell, But I wish I could hear the Inchcape Bell.' They hear no sound, the swell is strong ; Though the wind hath fallen they drift along, Till the vessel strikes with a shivering shock, 'Oh Christ! it is the Inchcape Rock!
Page 241 - The officers and men being in the boat, they only waited for me, of which the master-at-arms informed Christian ; who then said — " Come, Captain Bligh, your officers and men are now in the boat, and you must go with them ; ' if you attempt to make the least resistance, you will instantly be put to death...
Page 91 - ... monster moving on the waters, defying the winds and tide, and breathing flames and smoke. She had the most terrific appearance from other vessels which were navigating the river when she was making her passage. The first...
Page 116 - Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
Page 2 - 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...
Page 10 - May the great God whom I worship, grant to my country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory, and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it, and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet! For myself individually, I commit my life to Him that made me, and may His blessing alight on my endeavours for serving my country faithfully!
Page 42 - No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Page 248 - Pacific islands; his only dress was a piece of cloth round his loins, and a straw hat ornamented with the black feathers of the domestic fowl. "With a great share of good humour...