The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs, Volume 35

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Brown, Son and Ferguson, 1866

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Page 405 - The armaments which thunder-strike the walls Of rock-built cities, bidding nations quake, And monarchs tremble in their capitals ; The oak leviathans, whose huge ribs make Their clay creator the vain title take Of lord of thee, and arbiter of war ; — These are thy toys, and, as the snowy flake, They melt into thy yeast of waves, which mar Alike the Armada's pnde, or spoils of Trafalgar.
Page 405 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin, his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed...
Page 405 - His steps are not upon thy paths, — thy fields Are not a spoil for him, — thou dost arise And shake him from thee; the vile strength he wields For earth's destruction, thou dost all despise, Spurning him from thy bosom to the skies, And sendst him, shivering in thy playful spray, And howling to his gods, where haply lies His petty hope in some near port or bay, And dashest him again to earth; there let him lay.
Page 523 - 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.
Page 405 - The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain A shadow of man's ravage, save his own, When, for a moment, like a drop of rain, He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan, Without a grave, unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown. His steps are not upon thy paths, — thy fields Are not a spoil for him...
Page 649 - If this number be again sub-divided, it cannot fail to be observed that more than half of it is represented by the unseaworthy, over-laden, or ill-found vessels of the collier class, chiefly employed in the coasting-trade.
Page 474 - Her Majesty has great satisfaction in congratulating the country, and the world at large, on the successful accomplishment of the great design of connecting Europe and America by the means of an electric telegraph. It is hardly possible to anticipate the full extent of the benefits which may be conferred on the human race by this signal triumph of scientific enterprise ; and Her Majesty has pleasure in expressing her deep sense of what is due to the private energy which, in spite of repeated failure...
Page 10 - Espent, who sent up my private letter to him. And now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. Your truly devoted and now nearly dying hnshand, GW Gordon.
Page 650 - NW Coast of Scotland, 46; Irish Coast, 146; Isle of Man, 15; Lundy Island, 3; Scilly Isles, 5. As regards the loss of life, the returns show that the number lost from shipwreck on or near the coast of the United Kingdom, in 1865, was 698. These lives were lost in 164 ships; 124 of them were laden vessels...
Page 474 - The Queen congratulates the President on the successful completion of an undertaking which she hopes may serve as an additional bond of union between the United States and England.

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