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Page 225 - BOSTON STATE-HOUSE is the hub of the solar system. You could n't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar. (The Autocrat of the Breakfast
Page 198 - a vote of thanks to Captain Lawrence for his capture of the Peacock, on the ground that "in a war like the present" it was "not becoming a moral and religious people to express any approbation of military and naval exploits.
Page 338 - going to California, The gold dust for to see. It rained all night the day I left, The weather it was dry, The sun so hot I froze to death, Oh! brothers, don't you cry. Oh! California,
Page 299 - the most important medium in our carrying trade, replacing colonial rum and codfish, and the Oriental goods of Federalist days. Few converts were obtained by the abolitionists in Boston counting-rooms. Society, business, and politics in Massachusetts were dominated by a triple entente between the "Lords of the Lash and the Lords of the Loom
Page 318 - 0 the whaleman's joys! OI cruise my old cruise again! 1 feel the ship's motion under me, I feel the Atlantic breezes fanning me, I hear the cry again sent down from the mast-head, There — she blows! — Again I spring up the rigging to look with the rest — We see — we descend, wild with excitement, I leap in the
Page 338 - the land for me! I'm going to Sacramento With my washbowl on my knee. I jumped aboard the 'Liza ship, And traveled on the sea, And every time I thought of home I wished it was n't me! Oh! California,
Page 336 - the cries of the headsmen and harpooners, and the shuddering gasps of the oarsmen, with the wondrous sight of the ivory Pequod bearing down upon her boats with outstretched sails, like a wild hen after her screaming brood.
Page 335 - Sing out and say something, my hearties. Roar and pull, my thunder-bolts! Beach me, beach me on their black backs, boys ; only do that for me, and I '11 sign over to you my Martha's Vineyard plantation, boys; including wife and children, boys! Lay me on — lay me on! O Lord, Lord! but I shall go stark, staring mad!