Standard Novels, Volume 5

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J. Cunningham, 1844

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Page 184 - Keep together, men ! they are barricaded in the cabin ! — go aft, Hiram, with four hands and break open the door, while I secure the forecastle and hatchways," cried the elder leader. His associate sprung towards my place of concealment at the head of four fellows, brandishing their naked cutlasses ; and bursting open the door with a drive of his foot, rushed in — a pistol in one hand, a drawn sword in the other. I thought it most prudent to keep clear of the first rush of their irruption, and...
Page 50 - Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle. To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well, And love me, it was sure to die ! Now too — the joy most like divine Of all I ever dreamt or knew.
Page 21 - But now those white unblemish'd manners, whence The fabling poets took their golden age, Are found no more amid these iron times, These dregs of life ! Now the distemper'd mind Has lost that concord of harmonious powers, Which forms the soul of happiness ; and all Is off the poise within : the passions all Have burst their bounds; and reason half extinct, Or impotent, or else approving, sees The foul disorder.
Page 143 - Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink ? or Wherewithal shall we he clothed ? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness ; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Page 31 - Friendship ! mysterious cement of the soul ! Sweet'ner of life ! and solder of society ! I owe thee much.
Page 54 - Who was like him ? Who could resist him ? Who may abide the hurricane in its volley ? Who may withstand the winds that uproot the great trees of the mountain ? Let him be the foe of Logan. Thrice in one day hath he given battle. Thrice in one day hath he come back victorious. Who may bear up against the strong man ? the man of war ? Let them that are young, hear me. Let them follow the course of Logan. He goes in clouds and whirlwind — in the fire and in the smoke. Let them follow him. " Warriors...
Page 28 - Convulsive anger storms at large; or pale, And silent, settles into fell revenge. Base envy withers at another's joy, And hates that excellence it cannot reach.
Page 137 - Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
Page 41 - These are the matchless joys of virtuous love; And thus their moments fly. The Seasons thus, As ceaseless round a jarring world they roll, Still find them happy; and consenting SPRING Sheds her own rosy garland on their heads: Till evening comes at last, serene and mild; When after the long vernal day of life...
Page 61 - And this is in the night : — Most glorious night ! Thou wert not sent for slumber ! let me be A sharer in thy fierce and far delight, — A portion of the tempest and of thee...

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