The adventures of Naufragus, written by himself

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1827 - English fiction - 225 pages

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Page 39 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters ; These men see the works of the LORD : and His wonders in the deep.
Page 90 - Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue By female lips and eyes — that is, I mean, When both the teacher and the taught are young, As was the case, at least, where I have been ; They smile so when one's right, and when one's wrong.
Page 44 - I can't but say it is an awkward sight To see one's native land receding through The growing waters; it unmans one quite, Especially when life is rather new...
Page 83 - The sight of this amiable girl, exposed to such horrible danger, filled us with unutterable despair. As for Virginia, with a firm and dignified mien, she waved her hand, as if bidding us an eternal farewell. All the sailors had flung themselves into the sea, except one, who still remained upon the deck, and who was naked, and...
Page 83 - Providence : for there are in life such terrible, such unmerited evils, that even the hope of the wise is sometimes shaken. In the...
Page 10 - The world is all before me, where to choose ' My place of rest, and Providence my guide.
Page 83 - The breakers at the same moment threw the unfortunate Paul far upon the beach, his legs bathed in blood, his bosom wounded, and himself half dead. The moment he had recovered...
Page 83 - The cables which held her bow were torn away; she then swung to a single hawser, and was instantly dashed upon the rocks, at the distance of half a cable's length from the shore. A general cry of horror issued from the spectators. Paul rushed forward to throw himself into the sea, when, seizing him by the arm, "My son," I exclaimed, "would you perish?" "Let me go to save her,
Page 173 - Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth, and your hands deal with wickedness. 3 The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb ; as soon as they are born, they go astray, and speak lies. 4 They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent, even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears; 5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.
Page 101 - Modenese ; alone, without any office, without subalterns, immersed in labour the whole of the day, and the greater part of the night ; writing articles and letters, seeing travellers, affiliating the Italian sailors, folding our printed articles, tying up bundles, alternating between intellectual labour and the routine of working men.

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