An Ocean Tramp (Google eBook)

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Doubleday, Page, 1921 - 189 pages
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Page 117 - We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the Sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ ; who at his coming shall change our vile Body, that it may be like his glorious Body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
Page 126 - ABIDE with me ; fast falls the eventide ; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide ; When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Page 37 - The wrecks dissolve above us ; their dust drops down from afar — Down to the dark, to the utter dark, where the blind white sea-snakes are.
Page 62 - So thin a breathing, not the spider's shuttle, Circled a million times within the space Of a swallow's nest-door, could delay a trace, A tinting of its quality : how light Must dreams themselves be ; seeing they're more slight Than the mere nothing that engenders them ! Then wherefore sully the entrusted gem Of high and noble life with thoughts so sick ? Why pierce high-fronted honour to the quick 760 For nothing but a dream...
Page v - She was lovable, and he loved her, but he was not lovable, and she did not love him
Page 173 - the things that the Psalmist held to be past finding out— 'the way of a man with a maid...
Page 60 - There must be work done by the arms, or none of us could live. There must be work done by the brains, or the life we get would not be worth having. And the same men cannot do both. There is rough work to be done, and rough men must do it; there is gentle work to be done, and gentlemen must do it; and it is physically impossible that one class should do, or divide, the work of the other. And it is of no use to try to conceal this sorrowful fact by fine words, and to talk to the workman about the honourableness...
Page 141 - ... speaking of a fellow technician in An Ocean Tramp, says : He is one of those minds which can grasp every detail of a profession and yet remain very ignorant indeed, a mind which travel has made broader — and shallower ! He believes in impractical things like Money, Success, . . . Football and Wales for Ever. How can a man who puts faith in such visionary matters understand one who builds on the eternal and immovable bedrock of literature and art ? How, indeed ? I wonder if Mr. Ford would see...
Page 59 - And here we have at last an inevitable distinction. There must be work done by the arms, or none of us could live. There must be work done by the brains, or the life we get would not be worth having. And the same men cannot do both. There is rough work to be done, and rough men must do it; there is gentle work...

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