Jacob Faithful, Band 1

Saunders and Otley, 1834 - 307 Seiten
This 1834 maritime adventure transports the reader to London's fabled port, aboard the lighters that ply the shifting tides of the Thames. Jacob loses both parents, becomes adopted by a wharf owner, and forges friendships with an old lighterman, his son, and their dog. Picaresque adventures catapult him to his place as a gentleman.

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Seite 202 - A wet sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast, And fills the white and rustling sail, And bends the gallant mast; And bends the gallant mast, my boys, While, like the eagle free, Away the good ship flies, and leaves Old England on the lee. O for a soft and gentle wind!
Seite 197 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters; These men see the works of the Lord : and his wonders in the deep.
Seite 198 - Then are they glad, because they are at rest : and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
Seite 148 - I'ma wiping ? A tear is a pleasure, d'ye see, in its way. " How miserable," continued he, after another pause, " the poor thing was when I would go to sea — how she begged and prayed — boys have no feeling, that's sartin.
Seite 227 - Foot it a little," repeated Tom. " And swig the flowing can. And fiddle a little, And foot it a little. And swig the flowing can — " Roared old Tom, emptying his pannikin.
Seite 267 - Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will ? For if she will, she will, you may depend on't. And if she won't, she won't; so there's an end on't.
Seite 197 - They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep : their soul melteth away "because of the trouble.
Seite 236 - O the guns they did rattle, and the bul-lets — did — fly, When brave Benbow — for help loud — did — cry, Carry me down to the cock-pit — there is ease for my smarts, If my merry men should see me — 'twill sure — break— their — hearts.
Seite 4 - He went on shore for my mother, and came on board again — the only remarkable event in his life. His whole amusement was his pipe ; and as there is a certain indefinable link between smoking and philosophy, my father by dint of smoking had become a perfect philosopher.
Seite 141 - Trust not too much your own opinion, When your vessel's under weigh, Let good advice still bear dominion, That's a compass will not stray." "Old Tom, is that you ?" hallooed a man from another barge. " Yes ; what's left of me, my hearty." " You'll not fetch the bridges this tide — there's a strong breeze right up the reaches below." "Never mind, we'll do all we can. ' If unassailed by squall or shower, Wafted by the gentle gales, Let's not lose the favouring hour, While success attends our sails.

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