The Red Rover: A Tale, Volumes 1-2

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Lea & Blanchard, 1843
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Page 107 - Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the Sons of God shouted for joy?
Page 264 - ... arms, and in a voice that atoned for his momentary confusion, by its steadiness and force. " Hold! — Does the ship mind her helm at all?"
Page 257 - The dim tracery of the stranger's form had been swallowed by the flood of misty light, which, by this time, rolled along the sea like drifting vapour, semipellucid, preternatural, and seemingly tangible. The ocean itself appeared admonished that a quick and violent change was nigh. The waves had ceased to break in their former foaming and brilliant crests , but black masses of the water were seen lifting their surly summits against the eastern horizon, no longer relieved by their scintillating brightness,...
Page 257 - Each moment, the eastern puffs of air lost their strength, becoming more and more feeble, until, in an incredibly short period, the heavy sails were heard flapping against the masts. A frightful and ominous calm succeeded.
Page 267 - ... key-stone of an ill-cemented arch. The canvas broke from its fastenings with a loud explosion, and, for an instant, it was seen sailing in the air ahead of the ship, as if it were sustained on wings. The vessel rose on a sluggish wave— the lingering remains of the former breeze — and...

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