Scribblings and Sketches, Diplomatic, Piscatory, and Oceanic

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Page 184 - Now entertain conjecture of a time, When creeping murmur, and the poring dark, Fills the wide vessel of the universe. From camp to camp, through the foul womb of night, The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch...
Page 117 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page 24 - MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Page 24 - F'ORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, in his wise providence, to take out of this world the soul of our deceased brother, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; looking for the general Resurrection in the last, day, and the life of the world to come...
Page 92 - Heigh, my hearts! cheerly, cheerly, my hearts! yare, yare! Take in the topsail. Tend to the master's whistle. Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough! Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand...
Page 108 - Jessica, look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold ! There's not the smallest orb that thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubim ; Such harmony is in immortal souls ! But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in we cannot hear it.
Page 23 - Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Page 121 - I, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, of Philadelphia, printer, late Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Court of France, now President of the State of Pennsylvania, do make and declare my last will and testament as follows.
Page 119 - ... of the country, may be reckoned among the most romantic and highly diversified in the world; uniting all the rich and magnificent scenery, which waving forests, never-failing streams, and constant verdure, can present, heightened by a pure atmosphere, and the glowing tints of a tropical sun.
Page 144 - Minister of the United States, has the honour to acknowledge the receipt of the note...

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