King's Handbook of Boston Harbor

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Moses King Corporation, 1888 - Boston (Mass.) - 302 pages
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Page 274 - Wouldst thou," — so the helmsman answered, "Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery !" In each sail that skims the horizon, In each landward-blowing breeze, I behold that stately galley, Hear those mournful melodies ; Till my soul is full of longing, For the secret of the sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me.
Page 64 - The vapours weep their burthen to the ground, Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath, And after many a summer dies the swan. Me only cruel immortality Consumes: I wither slowly in thine arms, Here at the quiet limit of the world, A white-hair'd shadow roaming like a dream The ever-silent spaces of the East, Far-folded mists, and gleaming halls of morn.
Page 258 - Religion stands on tip-toe in our land Ready to pass to the American strand.
Page 286 - They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe; beside him, on the right hand, comes the preacher, with his cloak on, and on the left hand the captain, with his side-arms and cloak on, and with a small cane in his hand ; and so they march in good order, and each sets his arms down near...
Page 256 - We found the people in those parts verie kinde ; but in their furie no lesse valiant. For...
Page 97 - The Inhabitants of Pasonagessit, (having translated the name of their habitation from that ancient Salvage name to Ma-re Mount, and being resolved to have the new name confirmed for a memorial to after ages,) did devise amongst themselves to have it performed in a solemne manner, with Revels and merriment after the old English custome; [they] prepared to sett up a Maypole upon the festivall day of Philip and Jacob...
Page 98 - The setting up of this Maypole was a lamentable spectacle to the precise seperatists: that lived at new Plimmouth. They termed it an Idoll ; yea they called it the Calfe of Horeb : and stood at defiance with the place, naming it Mount Dagon; threatning to make it a woefull mount and not a merry mount...
Page 36 - I heed not if My rippling skiff Float swift or slow from cliff to cliff: With dreamful eyes My spirit lies Under the walls of Paradise.
Page 36 - My soul to-day Is far away: Sailing the Vesuvian Bay; My winged boat, A bird afloat, Swims round the purple peaks remote :— Round purple peaks It sails, and seeks Blue inlets, and their crystal creeks, Where high rocks throw, Through deeps below, A duplicated golden glow. Far, vague and dim, The mountains swim: While on Vesuvius' misty brim, With outstretched hands, The gray smoke stands O'erlooking the volcanic lands.
Page 259 - I write the Wonders of the Christian Religion, flying from the depravations of Europe, to the American Strand: and, assisted by the Holy Author of that Religion, I do, with all conscience of Truth, required therein by Him, who is the Truth...

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