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Page 324 - She walks the waters like a thing of life, And seems to dare the elements to strife.
Page 210 - ... the spider's touch how exquisitely fine ! feels at each thread, and lives along the line '. in the nice bee, what sense so subtly true from poisonous herbs extracts the healing dew ; how instinct varies in the grovelling swine, compared, half-reasoning elephant, with thine ! 'Twixt that and reason what a nice barrier, for ever separate, yet for ever near!
Page 546 - The least sanguine people here expect, the latter end of this month or the beginning of the next, to have the account of the taking of Cape Breton, and of all the forts with hard names in North America. Captain...
Page 12 - I trembled at the remembrance of. I had long before this repented me of that roving course of life, but never with such concern as now. I did also call to mind the many miraculous acts of God's providence towards me in the whole course of my life, of which kind I believe few men have met with the like. For all these I returned thanks in a peculiar manner, and...
Page 9 - Ah ! Dampier, you would have made them but a poor meal ; " for I was as lean as the captain was lusty and fleshy.
Page 147 - April 18th, 1703. Captain William Dampier being prepared to depart on another voyage to the West Indies, had the honour to kiss her majesty's hand on Friday last, being introduced by his royal highness the lord-high-admiral.
Page 270 - The pulsations of the air, once set in motion by the human voice, cease not to exist with the sounds to which they gave rise.
Page 380 - ... of armies. Spain, beyond all doubt, though as prolific of endemic fever as Walcheren, is then the driest country of Europe, and it is only when she has been thoroughly wetted by the periodical rains that she can be called healthy, or even habitable, with any degree of safety.
Page 300 - Immediately our pinnace returned from the shore, and brought abundance of cray-fish, with a man clothed in goat's skins, who looked wilder than the first owners of them. He had been on the island four years and four months, being left there by Captain Stradling in the " Cinque Ports ; " his name was Alexander Selkirk, a Scotchman, who had been master of the