King's Handbook of Boston Harbor (Google eBook)

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Moses King, 1888 - Boston (Mass.) - 302 pages
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Page 278 - Wouldst thou," so the helmsman answered, "Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery !" In each sail that skims the horizon, In each landward-blowing breeze, I behold that stately galley, Hear those mournful melodies ; Till my soul is full of longing, For the secret of the sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me.
Page 64 - The vapours weep their burthen to the ground, Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath, And after many a summer dies the swan. Me only cruel immortality Consumes: I wither slowly in thine arms, Here at the quiet limit of the world, A white-hair'd shadow roaming like a dream The ever-silent spaces of the East, Far-folded mists, and gleaming halls of morn.
Page 262 - Religion stands on tip-toe in our land Ready to pass to the American strand.
Page 292 - They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe; beside him, on the right hand, comes the preacher, with his cloak on, and on the left hand the captain, with his side-arms and cloak on, and with a small cane in his hand ; and so they march in good order, and each sets his arms down near...
Page 260 - We found the people in those parts verie kinde ; but in their furie no lesse valiant. For...
Page 97 - The Inhabitants of Pasonagessit, (having translated the name of their habitation from that ancient Salvage name to Ma-re Mount, and being resolved to have the new name confirmed for a memorial to after ages,) did devise amongst themselves to have it performed in a solemne manner, with Revels and merriment after the old English custome; [they] prepared to sett up a Maypole upon the festivall day of Philip and Jacob...
Page 98 - The setting up of this Maypole was a lamentable spectacle to the precise seperatists: that lived at new Plimmouth. They termed it an Idoll ; yea they called it the Calfe of Horeb : and stood at defiance with the place, naming it Mount Dagon; threatning to make it a woefull mount and not a merry mount...
Page 36 - I heed not if My rippling skiff Float swift or slow from cliff to cliff: With dreamful eyes My spirit lies Under the walls of Paradise.
Page 36 - My soul to-day Is far away: Sailing the Vesuvian Bay; My winged boat, A bird afloat, Swims round the purple peaks remote : Round purple peaks It sails, and seeks Blue inlets, and their crystal creeks, Where high rocks throw, Through deeps below, A duplicated golden glow. Far, vague and dim, The mountains swim: While on Vesuvius' misty brim, With outstretched hands, The gray smoke stands O'erlooking the volcanic lands.
Page 263 - I write the Wonders of the Christian Religion, flying from the depravations of Europe, to the American Strand: and, assisted by the Holy Author of that Religion, I do, with all conscience of Truth, required therein by Him, who is the Truth...

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