Sketches of the Coast of Maine and Isles of Shoals, with Historical Notes

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publisher not identified, 1869 - Isles of Shoals (Me. and N.H.) - 221 pages
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Page 52 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
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Page 180 - HOLLAND. A COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live, as in the hold of Nature ; And when the sea does in upon them break, And drown a province, does but spring a leak...
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Page 164 - I've written her, and he'll laugh, and she'll laugh, and they'll go to bed laughing. I had better make up my mind that this is the end, that she will never come back from this holiday. I don't even know whether it's really her uncle she's visiting. There are as many fish in the sea as ever came out of it, Miss Warren thought, crumbling a roll, desperately aware of her uncared-for hands, the girl with the Jew, for instance. She was as poor as Janet was that evening in the cinema; she was not lovely...
Page 114 - The phantoms which haunt a desert are want, and misery, and danger ; the evils of dereliction rush upon the thoughts; man is made unwillingly acquainted with his own weakness, and meditation shows him only how little he can sustain, and how little he can perform.
Page 183 - The first place I set my foot upon in New England, was the Isle of Shoals, being islands in the sea, about two leagues from the main. Upon these islands, I neither could see one good timber tree, nor so much good ground as to make a garden.
Page 28 - Savages, like other people, overrated, sometimes, their own possessions. Nevertheless, they understood how to induce him to remain, for they said, — "'You must come, for our sagamore Asticou is dangerously ill, and if you do not come, he will die without baptism, and will not go to heaven, and you will be the cause of it, for he wishes to be baptized.
Page 157 - Who seem'd the phantom of a Giant in it, Enwound him fold by fold, and made him gray And grayer, till himself became as mist Before her, moving ghostlike to his doom.
Page 185 - ... and therefore on Saturday morning about breake of day, ye Lord sent forth a most terrible storme of raine and easterly wind, whereby wee were in as much danger as I thinke ever people were : for wee lost in y...

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