Friendship's Offering: And Winter's Wreath: a Christmas and New Year's Present

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Smith, Elder, 1831
 

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Page 24 - I love (oh! how I love) to ride On the fierce, foaming, bursting tide, When every mad wave drowns the moon, Or whistles aloft his tempest tune, And tells how goeth the world below, And why the south-west blasts do blow. I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great Sea more and more...
Page 23 - THE SEA THE Sea! the Sea! the open Sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free ! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions 'round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies.
Page 24 - Like a bird that seeketh its mother's nest; And a mother she was, and is, to me; For I was born on the open sea! The waves were white, and red the morn, In the noisy hour when I was born...
Page 24 - ... white, and red the morn, In the noisy hour when I was born; And the whale it whistled, the porpoise rolled, And the dolphins bared their backs of gold ; And never was heard such an outcry wild As welcomed to life the...
Page 333 - Before he had been gane a twelvemonth and a day, My father brak his arm, our cow was stown away ; My mother she fell sick — my Jamie was at sea — And Auld Robin Gray, oh ! he came a-courting me.
Page 84 - The Lord giveth, and the Lord ' taketh away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 23 - THE sea! the sea ! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free ! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies. I'm on the sea! I'm on the sea! I am where I would ever be; With the blue above, and the blue below, And silence wheresoe'er I go; If a storm should come and awake the deep, What matter?
Page 97 - The policemen and the steward followed to the same effect, and the latter added the allusions which he had heard the father make to the son, upon the morning of the arrest of the latter. The steward went down from the table. There was a pause, and complete silence, which the attorney for the prosecution broke by saying to the crier, deliberately, "Call Peery Carroll." , " Here, Sir," immediately answered Peery, as the gaoler led him by -a side-door, out of the back dock to the table.
Page 333 - Rob maintained them baith, and wi' tears in his ee, Said, " Jenny, oh ! for their sakes, will you marry me?" ' My heart it said na, and I looked for Jamie back ; But hard blew the winds, and his ship was a wrack : His ship...
Page 333 - To make the crown a pound my Jamie gaed to sea, And the crown and the pound — they were baith for me.

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