Notable shipwrecks, retold by uncle Hardy

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Page 232 - I could but mark; the leaves of memory seemed to make A mournful rustling in the dark. Oft died the words upon our lips, As suddenly, from out the fire Built of the wreck of stranded ships, The flames would leap and then expire.
Page 26 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn. Or busy housewife ply her evening care; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Page 214 - I ran it through, even from my boyish days, To the very moment that he bade me tell it : Wherein I spoke of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field ; Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
Page 246 - midst the green islands of glittering seas, Where fragrant forests perfume the breeze, And strange, bright birds, on their starry wings, Bear the rich hues of all glorious things?' 'Not there, not there, my child!' 'Is it far away, in some region old, Where the rivers wander o'er sands of gold? Where the burning rays of the ruby shine, And the diamond lights up the secret mine, And the pearl gleams forth from the coral strand?
Page 126 - Breakers are round thee ; Let fall the plummet now, Shallows may ground thee. Reef in the foresail there ! Hold the helm fast ! So — let the vessel wear : There swept the blast. " What of the night watchman, What of the night ? " "Cloudy — all quiet; No land yet — all's right.
Page 253 - O'er youth's bright locks, and beauty's flowery crown, — Yet must thou hear a voice — restore the dead ! Earth shall reclaim her precious things from thee ! — Restore the dead, thou sea ! BRING FLOWERS.
Page 28 - It was not in the battle; No tempest gave the shock ; She sprang no fatal leak, She ran upon no rock.
Page 279 - Cost of Revenge. By the Author of " Ned Wilton's Victory," and Other Stories. Clever Frank. By the Author of " Maid Marjory,
Page 279 - Mirror, The. By the Author of " Aunt Tabitha's Waifs," and Other Stories. The Cost of Revenge. By the Author of " Ned Wilton's Victory,

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