Harold Overdon, ashore and afloat, Volume 6

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Saunders, Otley, 1862 - 328 pages

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Page 228 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense — the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way 1 164 ADDRESS TO INDEPENDENCE.
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Page 228 - Let him who crawls enamour'd of decay, Cling to his couch, and sicken years away; Heave his thick breath, and shake his palsied head; Ours — the fresh turf, and not the feverish bed. While gasp by gasp he falters forth his soul, Ours with one pang — one bound — escapes control.
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Page 152 - their hand was against every man, and every man's hand was against them.
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