Sorrow on the sea: being an account of the loss of the steam-ship 'Amazon', by fire

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Page 29 - I will go into thy house with burnt offerings : I will pay thee my vows, which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
Page 8 - Or, those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem ? I tell you nay ; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Page 9 - They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters ; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
Page 19 - O'er wrathful surge, through blackening storm, Majestically calm would go 'Mid the deep darkness white as snow.' But gently now the small waves glide Like playful lambs o'er a mountain's side. So stately her bearing, so proud her array, The main she will traverse for ever and aye. Many ports will exult at the gleam of her mast; — Hush! hush! thou vain dreamer! this hour is her last.
Page 43 - Altogether, we were 30 hours in the small boat, during the whole of which anxious time there was nothing either to eat or drink ; but, notwithstanding, the gallant fellows who had so laboriously exerted themselves to save our lives, uttered not a murmur. They were all most kind and attentive to me throughout this trying and distressing scene ; but the fireman, Attwood, particularly so : he kindly bound up my feet in handkerchicfs, and placed something round my head, to protect me as far as was able...
Page 41 - ... let go my hold and dropped into the boat, a sailor at the same time endeavouring to catch me. We remained within a short distance of the burning ship, in the hope of saving others, for I should think two hours ; and although we could distinctly observe the poor creatures huddled together aft, and many on the bows and bowsprit, we did not perceive any in the water. By this time the engines had ceased. When all hope was gone, the men prepared to pull towards land, if possible. Although we were...
Page 16 - No towers along the steep; Her march is o'er the mountain-waves, Her home is on the deep. With thunders from her native oak She quells the floods below, As they roar on the shore, When the stormy winds do blow!
Page 31 - Hold hard!" said one of the sailors, who had far more presence of mind. "Fend her off! If we drift under the cutter she'll stave through us. Now cut away...
Page 31 - We both did so at the after-tackle, two other men being at the fore-tackle. We raised the boat, with the men in her, out of the gripe of the crane, and one of the men loosing the bolt, I got over the ship's side and shoved the crane in, and the boat began to lower. At this time the second cutter had reached the water, when the sea struck her bow, and as the ship rose from the swell of the waves she lifted the boat perpendicularly by the stern tackle and discharged...
Page 25 - The next boat forward (tie pinnace) was also lowered full, but by some accident the after-tackle alone got unhooked, and she was dragged forward by the fore-tackle with such rapidity that the sea swept round her sides, and washed every soul out of her. At this time the second cutter had reached the water, when a sea struck...

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