Hamilton King; or, The smuggler and the dwarf, by the Old Sailor (Google eBook)

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Page 158 - A negro has a soul ! an' please your honour ? said the Corporal (doubtingly). I am not much versed, Corporal, quoth my uncle Toby, in things of that kind ; but I suppose God would not leave him without one, any more than thee or me. It would be putting one sadly over the head of another, quoth the Corporal. It would so, said my uncle Toby. Why then, an...
Page 290 - His love in time past forbids me to think He'll leave me at last in trouble to sink; Each sweet Ebenezer I have in review Confirms his good pleasure to help me quite through.
Page 296 - God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean Too wide for Neptune's hips; how chances mock, And changes fill the cup of alteration With divers liquors!
Page 84 - Remember, my son, that here you may always find a haven of peace and calm," uttered the priest, with earnest solemnity ; " and when your heart is ready to exclaim, ' Oh that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away and be at rest...
Page 27 - One continued dumb, brandy had not thawed him ; but he stared very hard at me, as much as to say, I would speak if I could. No. Three put into my hand the sixteenth card, and made a rash attempt at a bow. Having seen them fairly outside my door, I bolted it, saying with Shakspeare " O ! that a man Should put an enemy in his mouth To steal away his brains!
Page 11 - Father of heaven, have mercy upon us miserable sinners, and so teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Page 136 - Columbo, by torchlight, on the third of September, 1799- It was attended by a party of mourners in black gowns, all the European gentlemen of the settlement, and a crowd of natives. The body was deposited in the family vault, by the side of that of his wife, whose skeleton was seen through a glass in the cover of the coffin.
Page 11 - O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son : have mercy upon us miserable sinners...
Page 272 - Satan finds some mischief still, For idle hands to do...

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