Echoes from the Backwoods: Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life, Band 1


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Seite 59 - The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around: It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound!
Seite 96 - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire; He asks no angel's wing, no seraph's fire...
Seite 3 - As who pursued with yell and blow Still treads the shadow of his foe, And forward bends his head, The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, And southward aye we fled. And now there came both mist and snow, And it grew wondrous cold; And ice, mast-high, came floating by, As green as emerald...
Seite 75 - The helpless infant through the flame he bears, With no less virtue, than through hostile fire The Dardan hero * bore his aged sire. See forceful engines spout their levell'd streams, To quench the blaze that runs along the beams; 370 The grappling hook plucks rafters from the walls, And heaps on heaps the smoky ruin falls.
Seite 96 - His soul proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way; Yet simple nature to his hope has given, ' Behind the cloud-topped hill, an humbler heaven ; Some safer world in depth of woods embraced, Some happier island in the watery waste, Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold.
Seite 244 - Cod, and then hove to for him to join us — the enemy came down in a very handsome manner, having three American ensigns flying ; when closing with us, he sent down his royal yards. I kept the Shannon's up, expecting the breeze would die away. At...
Seite 246 - Shannon," having picked up some recaptured seamen, had three hundred and thirty. The " Chesapeake " is a fine frigate, and mounts forty-nine guns, eighteens on her main deck, twoand-thirties on her quarter-deck and forecastle. Both ships came out of action in the most beautiful order ; their rigging appearing as perfect as if they had only been exchanging a salute.
Seite 5 - But when he called on Nelly Gray, She made him quite a scoff; And when she saw his wooden legs, Began to take them off! "O Nelly Gray! O Nelly Gray! Is this your love so warm ? The love that loves a scarlet coat, Should be more uniform!
Seite 6 - How happy the soldier, who lives on his pay, And spends half-a-crown out of sixpence a day ; He fears neither justices, warrants, or bums, But pays all his debts with the roll of his drums.
Seite 245 - The firing continued at all the gangways, and between the tops, but in two minutes' time the enemy were driven iword in hand from every post. The American flag was hauled down, and the proud old British Union floated triumphant over it. In another minute they ceased firing from below, and called for quarter. The whole of this service was achieved in fifteen minutes from the commencement of the action.

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