The Cruise of the Midge

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G. Dearborn & Company, 1837 - 318 páginas
 

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Página 95 - Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, And HE bringeth them out of their distresses. HE maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet ; So HE bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Página 159 - O woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light, quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou...
Página 251 - And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
Página 95 - They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
Página 275 - And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away. 27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
Página 71 - Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider.
Página 233 - ... nuzzled until they rose and shuffled out of our way, either by creeping to the side next the ravine or up on the bank ; presently the road widened, and we got along more comfortably. I could not but admire the thousands and tens of thousands of fire-flies that spangled the gulf below us, in a tiny galaxy ; they did not twinkle promiscuously, but seemed to emit their small green lights by signal, beginning at the head of the ravine and glancing all the way down, in a wavy continuous lambent flash,...
Página 27 - ... smoke; but there was no opening on the side we approached it from, beyond a low door, not above three feet high; indeed, the eaves of the house itself were not above four feet from the ground. Right in front of us, and precisely opposite the door, ensconced in a curious nondescript chair of wickerwork, sat, very drunk apparently, and more than half asleep, a ponderous middle-aged negro, dressed in a most primitive fashion, his sole article of clothing being a common woollen blanket, with a hole...
Página 32 - ... carcass thrown to him for food. Another dog had lain down, with a hold of one of the same poor fellow's cold hands. Every now and then he would clap his head sideways on the ground, so as to get the back grinders to bear on his prey; and there the creature was, with the dead blue fingers across his teeth, crunching and crunching, and gasping, with his mouth full of froth and blood, and marrow, and white splinters of the crushed bones, the sinews and nerves of the dead limb hanging like bloody...
Página 104 - ... the troubled waters where the ship had gone down, like a ray of hope breaking through clouds and shadows on the tumultuous agitations of a departing spirit. Was it the eye of Providence glancing on the watery grave of the innocent and virtuous, and evincing through our senses, that the quenching of their gentle light amidst the howling waste of waters, although unseen of men, was not unmarked of the Eternal, " who maketh the clouds his chariot, and who walketh on the wings of the wind ?" And...

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