Naval Occasions and Some Traits of the Sailor-man

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Houghton Mifflin, 1915 - 295 pages
 

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Page 152 - I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...
Page 153 - Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. I must go down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
Page iii - Preserve us from the dangers of the Sea, and from the violence of the enemy ; that we may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security for such as pass on the Seas upon their lawful occasions...
Page 253 - DEARLY beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this company, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony...
Page iii - WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to the government of the navy, whereon, under the good Providence of God, the wealth, safety, and strength of the kingdom chiefly depend...
Page 185 - Act who shall strike, or with any weapon attempt to strike, or draw or lift up any weapon against his superior officer being in the execution of his office, shall be punished with death or such other punishment as is herein-after mentioned...
Page 32 - When the ship that is tired returneth, With the signs of the sea showing plain, Men place her in dock for a season, And her speed she reneweth again. So shall thou, lest perchance thou grow weary In the uttermost parts of the sea, Pray for leave, for the good of the Service, As much and as oft as may be.
Page 219 - Philanthropist. What's the awful alternative ? " " There isn't any ; it's scratched out." The AP and the Junior Watch -keeper clung to each other. " The originality of the creature ! And the duff?" " Rice-pudding." "Ah me! alack-a-day! alas!" The Paymaster tore his hair. " I must prophesy. must prophesy, — shut up, every one ! Shut up ! " He closed his eyes and pawed the air feebly. " I'ma medium. I'm going to prophesy. I feel it coming. . . . The savoury is ... the savoury is" — there was a...
Page 226 - just step out here a second." The Navigator looked up, pushing his cap from his forehead. " What's up ? " " I think the starboard anchor is
Page 235 - Clear lower deck! Man the falls!" The ranks of men along the ship's side turned inboard, and passed the ropes aft, in readiness to hoist the boat. There were three hundred men on the falls, standing by to whisk the cutter to the davit-heads like a cockle-shell. " They've got 'em — got 'em both ! " murmured the deep voices : they spat impatiently.

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