The sea, the river, and the creek: a series of sketches of the Eastern coast

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884 - 125 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 36 - Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Thy head, thy sovereign ; one that cares for thee, And for thy maintenance : commits his body To painful labour, both by sea and land...
Pàgina 107 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Pàgina 64 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more...
Pàgina 1 - O Reader ! had you in your mind Such stores as silent thought can bring, O gentle Reader ! you would find A tale in every thing.
Pàgina 125 - No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned;' and at another time, ' A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
Pàgina 70 - I often think it's comical How Nature always does contrive That every boy and every gal, That's born into the world alive, Is either a little Liberal, Or else a little Conservative!
Pàgina 9 - These pretty babes, with hand in hand, Went wandering up and down ; But never more could see the man Approaching from the town : Their pretty lips with blackberries Were all besmear'd and dyed. And when they saw the darksome night, They sat them down and cried.

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