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Pāgina 11 - ... it is scarcely possible to resist the conviction that the annexation of Cuba to our federal republic will be indispensable to the continuance and integrity of the Union itself.
Pāgina 277 - ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE , Of YORK. MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of OROONOQUE; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself.
Pāgina 163 - The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life •uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted...
Pāgina 11 - ... there are laws of political as well as of physical gravitation; and if an apple, severed by the tempest from its native tree, cannot choose but fall to the ground, Cuba, forcibly disjoined from its own unnatural connection with Spain, and incapable of self-support, can gravitate only towards the North American Union, which, by the same law of nature, cannot cast her off from its bosom.
Pāgina 218 - The spur that the clear spirit doth raise, To scorn delights, and live laborious days.
Pāgina 11 - Cuba, almost in sight of our shores, from a multitude of considerations has become an object of transcendent importance to the commercial and political interests of our Union. Its commanding position, with reference to the Gulf of Mexico and the West India seas; the character of its population, its situation midway between our Southern coast and the Island of St.
Pāgina 17 - THE WARDEN OF THE CINQUE PORTS. A MIST was driving down the British Channel, The day was just begun. And through the window-panes, on floor and panel, Streamed the red autumn sun. It glanced on flowing flag and rippling And the white sails of ships ; And, from the frowning rampart, the black cannon Hailed it with feverish lips.
Pāgina 17 - Ports. Him shall no sunshine from the fields of azure, No drum-beat from the wall, No morning gun from the black fort's...
Pāgina 162 - With the bloody, blind film before my eyes, there was a still stranger hum in my head, as if a hornet were there; and I thought to myself, Great God! this is Death! Yet these thoughts were unmixed with alarm. Like frost-work that flashes and shifts its scared hues in the sun, all my braided, blended emotions were in themselves icy cold and calm. "So protracted did my fall seem, that I can even now recall the feeling of wondering how much longer it would be, ere all was over and I struck.
Pāgina 162 - ... in my ear! One was a soft moaning, as of low waves on the beach; the other wild and heartlessly jubilant, as of the sea in the height of a tempest. Oh soul! thou then heardest life and death: as he who stands upon the Corinthian shore hears both the Ionian and the Aegean waves.