The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 21

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Macmillan and Company, 1899

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Page 575 - Had we never loved sae kindly, Had we never loved sae blindly, Never met, or never parted, We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Page 508 - Bess is much nearer the level of a mortal, but a mortal for whom the wisest man, historic or medical, would throw away two or three worlds, if he had them in his possession.
Page 139 - And sometimes sent my ships in fleets All up and down among the sheets; Or brought my trees and houses out, And planted cities all about. I was the giant great and still That sits upon the pillow-hill, And sees before him, dale and plain, The pleasant Land of Counterpane.
Page 41 - We have been cruising on the bottom in rivers, in Chesapeake Bay and beneath the broad Atlantic. In the rivers we invariably found a muddy bed ; in the bay we found bottoms of various kinds, in some places so soft that our divers would sink up to their knees, while in other places the ground would be hard, and at one place we ran across a bottom which was composed of a loose gravel, resembling shelled corn. Out in the ocean, however, was found the ideal submarine course, consisting of a fine gray...
Page 172 - With that. Wilson dropped the iron door, and there was the water and the muddy bottom of the sea within touch of a man's hand. It was all easy enough to understand, and yet it seemed impossible, even as we saw it with our own eyes. Mr Lake stooped down, and picked up a wooden rod having a sharp hook at the end. This he pulled along the bottom . . . We were now rising again to the surface, after being submerged for more than three hours.
Page 167 - Lake explained that the Argonaut was not only a submarine boat, but much besides. She not only swims either on the surface or beneath it, but she adds to this accomplishment the extraordinary power of diving deep and rolling along the bottom of the sea on wheels. No machine ever before did that. Indeed, the Argonaut is more properly a 'sea motor-cycle
Page 474 - With ready ease all answer to command, Obey the helm, and feel the pilot's hand. Not so the Romans; cumbrous hulks they lay, And slow and heavy hung upon the sea; Yet strong, and for the closer combat good, They yield firm footing on th
Page 474 - Still wo't thou bear away, still shift thy place, And turn the battle to a wanton chase? Is this a time to play so mean a part, To tack, to veer, and boast thy trifling art? Bring to. The war shall hand to hand be tried, Oppose thou to the foe our ample side And let us meet like men, the chieftain said ; The ready master the command obeyed, And sidelong to the foe the ship was laid.
Page 577 - I met John Russell at Exeter. The people along the road were very much disappointed by his smallness. I told them he was much larger before the Bill was thrown out, but was reduced by excessive anxiety about the people. This brought tears into their eyes.
Page 469 - O! many a shaft at random sent Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word at random spoken May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!

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