The Novelist: a collection of the standard novels, Volume 1

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Foster and Hextall, 1839


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Page 7 - Tis she! God has restored me my children! Throw open the sally-port; to the field, GOths, to the field! pull not a trigger, lest ye kill my lambs! Drive off these dogs of France with your steel!" Cooper's word-sense was singularly dull. When a person has a poor ear for music he will flat and sharp right along without knowing it. He keeps near the tune, but it is not the tune. When a person has a poor ear for words, the result is a literary flatting and sharping; you perceive what he is intending...
Page 124 - But woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God : these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43 Woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. 44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
Page 273 - Let us feel the strength of the gale first," returned the man who was called Mr. Gray, moving from the side of Griffith to the weather gangway of the vessel, where he stood in silence looking ahead of the ship with an air of singular coolness and abstraction. All the lanterns had been extinguished on the deck of the frigate when her anchor was secured, and...
Page 273 - Place the best quarter-master of your ship in those chains, and let an officer stand by him, and see that he gives us the right water." "I will take that office on myself," said the captain; "pass a light into the weather mainchains.
Page 265 - Give me a plenty of sea-room, and good canvas, where there is no occasion for pilots at all, sir. For my part, I was born on board a chebacco-man, and never could see the use of more land than now and then a small island to raise a few vegetables, and to dry your fish ; I'm sure the sight of it always makes me feel uncomfortable, unless we have the wind dead off shore.
Page 7 - Point de quartier aux coquins!" cried an eager pursuer, who seemed to direct the operations of the enemy. "Stand firm and be ready, my gallant 60ths!" suddenly exclaimed a voice above them: "wait to see the enemy; fire low, and sweep the glacis.
Page 273 - ... with such terrifying velocity. The heavy yards swung round as if they had been vanes to indicate the currents of the air ; and in a few moments the frigate again moved with stately progress through the water, leaving the rocks and shoals behind her on one side of the bay, but advancing towards those that offered equal danger on the other.
Page 3 - ... tis green as grass; hereabouts, it pitches into deep hollows, that rumble and quake the 'arth; and thereaway, it ripples and sings like a brook, fashioning whirlpools and gullies in the old stone, as if 'twas no harder than trodden clay. The whole design of the river seems disconcerted.

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