The Pirate, Volume 2

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Page 74 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history : And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men + lie...
Page 255 - The country rings around with loud alarms, And raw in fields the rude militia swarms; Mouths without hands; maintained at vast expense, In peace a charge, in war a weak defence ; Stout once a month they march, a blustering band, And ever, but in times of need, at hand...
Page 233 - With roomy decks, her guns of mighty strength, Whose low-laid mouths each mounting billow laves : Deep in her draught, and warlike in her length, She seems a sea-wasp flying on the waves.
Page 245 - Some of their chiefs were princes of the land; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand, A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome...
Page 47 - Must give the word above the storm, To cut the mast and clear the wreck. " The timid eye I dared not raise, — The hand, that shook when press'd to thine — Must point the guns upon the chase,— Must bid the deadly cutlass shine. " To all I love, or hope, or fear...
Page 285 - Pierre, whene'er thou seest my fears Betray me less, to rip this heart of mine Out of my breast, and show it for a coward's.
Page 345 - Capital words — whose are they? Byron's, I suppose, but I don't remember them.' He was astonished when I told him that they were his own in The 1 See Boswell under August 1784.
Page 246 - Magnus, thus exhorted, took up the pen, and attempted to write ; but his high spirit so struggled with his paternal anxiety, that his hand refused its office. " I cannot help it," he said, after one or two illegible attempts to write — " I cannot form a letter, if all our lives depended upon it." And he could not, with his utmost efforts, so suppress the convulsive emotions which he experienced, but that they agitated his whole frame. The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better...

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