Captain Sylvia

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Doubleday, Page, 1918 - 350 pages
 

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Page 340 - And pretty nigh all of the crew was drowned, (There was seventy-seven o' soul) And only ten of the Nancy's men Said ' Here ! ' to the muster roll. " There was me and the cook and the captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And the bo'sun tight, and the midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig.
Page 137 - And we sat on the edge of a sandy ledge And shot at the whistling bee; And the Binnacle-bats wore water-proof hats, As they danced in the sounding sea. On rubagub bark, from dawn to dark, We fed, till we all had grown Uncommonly shrunk — when a Chinese junk Came by from the torriby zone. She was stubby and square, but we didn't much care, And we cheerily put to sea; And we left the crew of the junk to chew The bark of the rubagub tree.
Page 57 - A CAPITAL ship for an ocean trip Was the "Walloping Window-blind," No gale that blew dismayed her crew Or troubled the captain's mind. The man at the wheel was taught to feel Contempt for the wildest blow, And it often appeared, when the weather had cleared, That he'd been in his bunk below. The boatswain's mate was very sedate, Yet fond of amusement, too; And he played hop-scotch with the starboard watch While the captain tickled...
Page 298 - Who is Sylvia? What is she, That all our swains commend her? Holy, fair, and wise is she; The heaven such grace did lend her, That she might admired be. Is she kind as she is fair? For beauty lives with kindness. Love doth to her eyes repair To help him of his blindness, And, being helped, inhabits there.
Page 334 - I'm only a poor little mouse, ma'am! I live in the wall of your house, ma'am! With a fragment of cheese, and a very few peas, I was having a little carouse, ma'am! No mischief at all I intend, ma'am! I hope you will act as my friend, ma'am! If my life you should take, many hearts it would break, And the trouble would be without end, ma'am! My wife lives in there in the crack, ma'am! She's waiting for me to come back, ma'am! She hoped I might find a bit...
Page 74 - Stanway,' she smiled superiorly with her chin forward, perceiving the look on Leonora's face. She tore the envelope. 'Lewis says I am to go to-day at four, instead of tomorrow. Hooray ! the sooner it's over, the sooner to sleep, though the harbour bar be mo — oaning. Ma, that's the very time you have to meet Rose at the hospital. Harry, you shall take me.
Page 337 - I was going to ask you if you didn't want to go to the grotto and get some lemonade. May Lovering will never forgive us if we don't patronize her grotto.
Page 94 - Sylvia in a puzzled way, as if there were something about her that he was noticing for the first time...

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