Yachting Tales

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Hunt, 1877 - 239
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Strona 86 - True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven : It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die ; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind, In body and in soul can bind.
Strona 223 - Farewell ! Farewell ! the voice you hear, Has left its last soft tone with you, — Its next must join the seaward cheer, And shout among the shouting crew. " The accents which I scarce could form Beneath your frown's controlling check, Must give the word, above the storm, To cut the mast, and clear the wreck. " The timid eye I dared not raise,— The hand that shook when...
Strona 52 - Begone ! dull care ! I prithee begone from me ! Begone ! dull care, you and I shall never agree.
Strona 146 - Perhaps she may have dispensed with that article," suggested Trounsell, in a tone which made Everheart very indignant. " No ; I tell you that I am as sure as I am of my existence that she is a lady in every sense of the word — by birth and education, beautiful, young, and innocent!" he exclaimed. "Dear me, what do you think has become of my eyes and judgment, if I cannot tell what a woman is if I have the chance of even five minutes
Strona 220 - ... coast. heart beat quickly, and not without reason — a pair of dark eyes, which she saw as clearly as if they were not ten yards off, were gazing intently at the house. They had discovered her — she was certain of it. Who could the owner be? The mystery must be solved. Who should solve it ? There was the question. Should she wake up Barbara and send her out ? The desirableness of entrusting the damsel with so delicate a task was questionable. She might not have had a perfect confidence in...
Strona 230 - Bean't we all going to be drowned?" oh! oh! oh!" echoed Betty, suffering scarcely less than her mistress. " Never fear, Bess, old girl, all will come right when you gets some sea-prog aboard," observed Stumps, whose sturdy arm supported the little fat housemaid, as she too leaned over the side of the vessel, proving how completely the ocean brings all ranks to a level, or rather equally turns them topsy-turvy. The lieutenant began to fear that he should lose the lady, and heartily wished that he...
Strona 232 - Hoping to see some fun, the crew gare way in style, and Miss Maria and Betty were soon deposited safely on dry land, and the former, taking the lieutenant's arm, hurried up towards the church, followed by Betty and Stumps, and all the men except the boat-keeper. A crowd was collecting outside the door of the sacred edifice, and a yellow post-chaise and four, with a rumble behind, and postilions with favours, was drawn up before it. The eager Miss Maria, dragging the unwilling Sparks, rushed in. "...
Strona 228 - I'll just go and face the old Bengal tiger, and get it over as soon as possible. Perhaps he'll set off after the rest." Grimes was right. The stout gentleman was General Thornton. Grimes was, however, rather surprised at the way in which the general received the account of the occurrences of that morning. " Well done, Charley Chamberlaine, you've made quick work of it, my lad !" he exclaimed, seemingly forgetting the presence of the butler. "And old sister Maria run after them — ha! ha! ha! —...

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