Miriam Coffin: Or The Whale-fishermen. A Tale ...

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Harper & Brothers, 1835
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Page 23 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school: and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 43 - To be always running three or four thousand miles with a tale or a petition, waiting four or five months for an answer, which when obtained requires five or six more to explain it in, will in a few years be looked upon as folly and childishness — There was a tini-e when it was proper, and there is a proper time for it to cease.
Page 29 - No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries. No climate that is not witness to their toils. Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise, ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent, to which it has been pushed by this recent people ; a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
Page 80 - To festive mirth, and wit that knows no gall. Meantime, their joyous task goes on apace : Some mingling stir the melted tar, and some, Deep on the new-shorn vagrant's heaving side, To stamp his master's cipher ready stand ; Others the...
Page 77 - Head above head ; and ranged in lusty rows The shepherds sit, and whet the sounding shears.
Page 10 - Sea, to examine the coasts, islands, harbors, shoals, and reefs in those Seas, and to ascertain their true situation and description, has been put in a train of execution. The vessel is nearly ready to depart: the successful accomplishment of the expedition may be greatly facilitated by suitable legislative...
Page 50 - But lo ! at last, from tenfold darkness born, Forth issues o'er the wave the weeping morn : Hail, sacred vision ! who, on orient wings, The cheering dawn of light propitious brings ; All nature smiling hail'd the vivid ray That gave her beauties to returning day, All but our ship...

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