Shells from the Sea-shore of Life

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W.R.C. Clark & Company, 1858 - 162 pages
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Page 114 - Hanks, the Gulf, or Labrador ; and the two fall voyages also generally to the Banks. Fish here are all caught with hooks, and are taken from the bottom. Each fisherman has a strong line, of from sixty to seventy fathoms in length, to which is attached a lead of a cylindrical shape, weighing about five pounds. This of course is the sinker. From this proceeds the " pennant," which is a cord about twice the size of the line, and is about three feet in length.
Page 116 - ... laid around it at the middle, where it is attached to the swivel of the pennant. The whole is then serried or wound round with tarred twine. On each end of the craft is a smaller swivel, to which the gauging of the hooks is attached. The whalebone serves to keep the hooks about a foot apart, so there is little danger of their becoming entangled with each other.
Page 116 - on each end of the craft is a smaller swivel, into which the gauging of the hooks is attached. The whalebone (here we come at it), serves to keep the hooks about a foot apart, so there is little danger of their 'becoming entangled with each other.
Page 9 - That the plain English reader may have an idea of what is going on, in default of a better, we will give him the sense of the fable in a version of our own : — From a cloud a lucid droplet Falling toward the summer main, Like a tear upon a mirror, Sought concealment, but in vain.
Page 9 - Where, poor outcast, shall I fly ? There's no place in this vast ocean For so mean a wretch as I !" Self-despised the little rain-drop Thus its lowliness confessed, When a shell its wreathed chamber Gently oped to yield it rest. In that cool retreat the droplet Soon became a precious gem. Humility's reward proclaiming It now adorns a diadem.

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