The Two Admirals: A Tale of the Sea

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Baudry's European Library, 3, Quai Malaquais, near the Pont des arts; and Stassin et Xavier, Rue du Coq. Sold also by Amyot, Rue de la Paix; Truchy, Boulevard des Italiens; Brockhaus and Avenarius, Rue Richelieu; Leopold Michelsen, Leipzig; and by all the principal booksellers on the continent., 1842 - Great Britain - 468 pages

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Page 253 - The first, at least, of these I thought denied To beasts; whom God, on their creation-day...
Page 338 - By Heaven ! it is a splendid sight to see (For one who hath no friend, no brother there) Their rival scarfs of mix'd embroidery, Their various arms that glitter in the air...
Page 299 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin, his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed...
Page 378 - He that has sail'd upon the dark blue sea Has view'd at times, I ween, a full fair sight; When the fresh breeze is fair as breeze may be, The white sail set, the gallant frigate tight ; Masts, spires, and strand retiring to the right, The glorious main expanding o'er the bow, The convoy spread like wild swans in their flight, The dullest sailer wearing bravely now, So gaily curl the waves before each dashing prow.
Page 363 - THERE'S beauty in the deep : — The wave is bluer than the sky ; And, though the light shine bright on high, More softly do the sea-gems glow That sparkle in the depths below ; The rainbow's tints are only made When on the waters they are laid, And sun and moon most sweetly shine Upon the ocean's level brine. There's beauty in the deep.
Page 435 - Compound of weakness and of strength, Mighty, yet ignorant of thy power ! Loftier than earth, or air, or sea, Yet meaner than the lowliest flower...
Page 210 - For ever vain : come, and withouten fee • I in oblivion will your sorrows steep, Your cares, your toils ; will steep you in a sea Of full delight ; O come, ye weary wights, to me ! XIII.
Page 153 - tis all a cheat; Yet, fool'd with hope, men favour the deceit; Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay; To-morrow's falser than the former day; Lies worse; and while it says we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Page 269 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home ! These are our realms, no limits to their sway — Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey.
Page 27 - I WANT a hero : an uncommon want, When every year and month sends forth a new one, Till, after cloying the gazettes with cant, The age discovers he is not the true one ; Of such as these I should not care to vaunt, I'll therefore take our ancient friend Don Juan — We all have seen him, in the pantomime, Sent to the devil somewhat ere his time.

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