Nautilus: Or Cruising Under Canvas

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United States publishing Company, 1872 - 352 pages
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Page 88 - Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Page 88 - For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars...
Page 87 - Out upon Time ! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve...
Page 95 - — a copy of which could be found in the preface of every midshipman's journal. The consequences to the naval service of the encouragement of this questionable institution were the frequent loss of valuable lives and the infliction of disabling wounds.
Page 95 - ... appeal to it on points of honor. With public opinion, to decline a challenge to fight a duel was to fix upon one's self the stigma of cowardice. If such was the fiat in civil life, how much more so was it in the military and naval professions ! Young officers of the navy seemed to fancy that their status was not established in the service until they had burnt powder under the rulings of the celebrated " Tipperary Articles " — a copy of which could be found in the preface of every midshipman's...
Page 93 - The weather being intensely cold, his indignation increased proportionately ; and in this frame of mind he repaired on deck. At seven bells he entered the steerage, and called up the young gentlemen. When they were all aroused, he demanded to know who had been guilty of the outrage. There was no response for...
Page 30 - Come, all hands ahoy to the anchor, From friends and relations we go. Poll blubbers and cries, devil thank her, She'll soon take another in tow.
Page 97 - Bruster lingered unconBciously throughout the day and night, his mind wandering to the beautiful valley of Virginia, whose green fields he would see no more. Mother and sister, in his feverish fancy, were by his side. It was painful to hear his expressions of devoted love ; but still more so when he called upon one...
Page 96 - Bruster slowly leaned forward, tottered, and then sank heavily upon his face, before his friends could arrest the fall. The surgeon hastened to his assistance.
Page 96 - Gentlemen, you will hold your pistols muzzle down, and perpendicularly to the ground. At the question, Are you ready ? answer Yea, or Nay.

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