"Ship" Literary Readers

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1898 - Readers - 208 pages
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Page 60 - THE SEA. The Sea ! the Sea ! the open Sea ! The blue, the fresh, the ever free ! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions 'round ; It plays with the clouds ; it mocks the skies ; Or like a cradled creature lies.
Page 152 - It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the elephant ( Though all of them were blind ) , That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The first approached the elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me ! but the elephant Is very like a wall!
Page 152 - God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!" The Second, feeling of the tusk Cried, "Ho! what have we here, So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a spear!
Page 153 - And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!
Page 130 - Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ? Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned, From wandering on a foreign strand...
Page 153 - The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said: Een the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan! The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, I see, quoth he, the Elephant Is very like a rope!
Page 153 - The Fifth who chanced to touch the ear, Said : "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most ; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an elephant Is very like a fan !" The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see...
Page 61 - I love (oh! how I love) to ride On the fierce, foaming, bursting tide, When every mad wave drowns the moon, Or whistles aloft his tempest tune, And tells how goeth the world below, And why the south-west blasts do blow. I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great Sea more...
Page 124 - And then upspoke a brownie, With a long beard on his chin — ' I have spun up all the tow,' said he, ' And I want some more to spin.
Page 45 - Who watch for them at home. So when you see a Brixham boat Go out to face the gales, Think of the love that travels Like light upon her sails ! POEMS FOR A CHILD.

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