The Slave Dealer of the Coanza: A Naval Story

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17 ページ - And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill ; But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand, And the sound of a voice that is still ! Break, break, break, At the foot of thy crags, O Sea ! But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me.
10 ページ - We'll rant and we'll roar, like true British sailors, We'll rant and we'll roar across the salt seas ; Until we strike soundings In the Channel of old England, (From Ushant to Scilly 'tis thirty-five leagues).
44 ページ - And as for them who're out all day On business from their houses, And late at night are coming home, To cheer their babes and spouses, — While you and I, Bill, on the deck Are comfortably lying, My eyes! what tiles and chimney-pots About their heads are flying!
56 ページ - Prisoner! your case falls under the twentysecond Article of War. [Reads.] 'If any man in, or belonging to the Fleet, shall draw, or offer to draw, or lift up his hand against his superior officer, he shall suffer death.
81 ページ - Drives our English hearts of oak Seaward round the world. Come, as came our fathers, Heralded by thee, Conquering from the eastward, Lords by land and sea. Come; and strong within us Stir the Vikings...
56 ページ - Watch, or negligently perform the Duty imposed on him, or forsake his Station, upon pain of Death, or such other Punishment as a Court-martial shall think fit to impose, and as the circumstances of the case shall require.