Dramatic Reader: For Seventh and Eighth Years

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1916 - Readers - 341 pages

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Page 243 - Royal brother,' returned Richard, 'recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit. He forgets neither friend nor foe, remembers, and with accuracy, both benefit and injury. He hath a share of man's intelligence, but no share of man's falsehood. You may bribe a soldier to slay a man with his sword, or a witness to take life by false accusation ; but you cannot make a hound tear...
Page 154 - Now is the time to watch her closely, Mr. Griffith," he cried; "here we get the true tide and the real danger. Place the best quartermaster of your ship in those chains, and let an officer stand by him, and see that he gives us the right water.
Page 156 - ... tis a hill far inland. If we keep that light open from the hill, we shall do well ; but if not, we surely go to pieces." " Let us tack again ! " exclaimed the lieutenant The Pilot shook his head as he replied, — "There is no more tacking or box-hauling to be done to-night. We have barely room to pass out of the shoals on this course ; and if we can weather the ' Devil's Grip,' we clear their outermost point ; but if not, as I said before, there is but an alternative." "If we had beaten out...
Page 156 - Say, also, if the tide would have let us do so," returned the Pilot calmly. " Gentlemen, we must be prompt ; we have but a mile to go, and the ship appears to fly. That topsail is not enough to keep her up to the wind; we want both jib and mainsail." " Tis a perilous thing to loosen canvas in such a tempest," observed the doubtful captain.
Page 127 - M., wilt thou have this woman to be thy wedded wife. to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her, in sickness and in health: and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
Page 270 - John Ridd, these trees, and pools, and lonesome rocks, and setting of the sunlight are making a grewsome coward of thee. Shall I go back to my mother so, and be called her fearless boy?
Page 189 - God's will be done with me !" he cried. " I saw the first timber of the Ariel laid, and shall live just long enough to see it turn out of her bottom; after which I wish to live no longer.
Page 155 - The young man turned fiercely to the daring stranger who thus defied the discipline of his vessel, and at once demanded, "Who is it that dares to countermand my orders ? Is it not enough that you run the ship into danger, but you must interfere to keep her there ? If another word —
Page 156 - See you yon light on the southern headland?" returned the pilot; "you may know it from the star near it? — by its sinking, at times, in the ocean. Now observe the hummock, a little north of it, looking like a shadow in the horizon — 'tis a hill far inland.
Page 264 - John Ridd, the elder, churchwarden, and overseer, being a great admirer of learning, and well able to write his name, sent me his only son to be schooled at Tiverton, in the county of Devon. For the chief boast of that ancient town (next to its woollen staple) is a worthy grammar-school, the largest in the west of England, founded and handsomely endowed in the year 1604 by Master Peter Blundell, of that same place, clothier.

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