Lighthouses and lightships

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T. Nelson and Sons, 1878 - 324 páginas
 

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Página 143 - The wind hath blown a gale all day; At evening it hath died away. On the deck the Rover takes his stand; So dark it is, they see no land. Quoth Sir Ralph, "It will be lighter soon, For there is the dawn of the rising moon.
Página 143 - Sir Ralph the Rover sailed away, He scoured the seas for many a day ; And now grown rich with plundered store, He steers his course for Scotland's shore. So thick a haze o'erspreads the sky They cannot see the sun on high; The wind hath blown a gale all day, At evening it hath died away. On the deck the Rover takes his stand, So dark it is they see no land. Quoth Sir Ralph, "It will be lighter soon For there is the dawn of the rising Moon.
Página 142 - The ship was as still as she could be ; Her sails from heaven received no motion ; Her keel was steady in the ocean. Without either sign or sound of their shock, The waves flowed over the Inchcape rock ; So little they rose, so little they fell, They did not move the Inchcape belL The...
Página 248 - A speechless wrath, that rises and subsides In the white lip and tremor of the face. And as the evening darkens, lo ! how bright, Through the deep purple of the twilight air, Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light With strange, unearthly...
Página 144 - Sir Ralph the Rover tore his hair, He curst himself in his despair ; The waves rush in on every side, The ship is sinking beneath the tide. But even in his dying fear One dreadful sound could the Rover hear, A sound as if with the Inchcape bell, The fiends below were ringing his knell.
Página 142 - Had placed that bell on the Inchcape Rock; On a buoy in the storm it floated and swung, And over the waves its warning rung. When the rock was hid by the surge's swell, The mariners heard the warning bell; And then they knew the perilous rock And blessed the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
Página 143 - Ralph, the rover, walked his deck, And he fixed his eye on the darker speck. He felt the cheering power of spring — . ..„ . It made him whistle, it made him sing; His heart was mirthful to excess; But the rover's mirth was wickedness. His eye was on the bell and float : Quoth he, "My men, put out the boat; And row me to the Inchcape rock, And I'll plague the priest of Aberbrothok.
Página 140 - Far in the bosom of the deep, O-er these wild shelves my watch I keep; A ruddy gem of changeful light, Bound on the dusky brow of night: The seaman bids my lustre hail, And scorns to strike his tim'rous sail.
Página 249 - A new Prometheus, chained upon the rock, Still grasping in his hand the fire of Jove, It does not hear the cry, nor heed the shock, But hails the mariner with words of love.
Página 249 - They come forth from the darkness, and their sails Gleam for a moment only in the blaze. And eager faces, as the light unveils, Gaze at the tower, and vanish while they gaze. The mariner remembers when a child, On his first voyage, he saw it fade and sink ; And when, returning from adventures wild, He saw it rise again o'er ocean's brink. Steadfast, serene, immovable, the same Year after year, through all the silent night Burns on for evermore that quenchless flame, Shines on that inextinguishable...

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