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The Shadow Line a Confession

By: Joseph Conrad

...to-day.” 23 Joseph Conrad This emphatic He was the supreme authority, the Marine Superintendent, the Harbour-Master —a very great person in the eyes ... ... how she looked, I had barely heard her name, and yet we were indissolubly united for a certain portion of our future, to sink or swim together! A sud... ...cy but to vanish from his out- raged sight. Like all very simple emotional states this was mov- ing. I felt sorry for him—almost sympathetic, till (se... ...ad wished all hands dead… . “What do you want to stand in with that wicked corpse for, sir? He’ll have you, too,” he ended, blinking his glazed eyes v... ...become a reality for the discovery weeks afterward by some horror-stricken mariners. That afternoon Ransome brought me up a cup of tea, and while wait... ...on the poop of a death-stricken ship, set up to keep the seabirds from the corpses. Our story had got about already in town and everybody on shore was... ...ry had got about already in town and everybody on shore was most kind. The Marine Office let me off the port dues, and as there happened to be a shipw...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

...er than the crowd o’ the passengers, apparently alive and conversible, but corpses, all of them to lie their length in fifteen minutes.’ ‘And you, Fen... ...goes the world before them. And we see how much would be due for this to a corps of ladies like Miss Graves, not allowed to remain too long on the sta... ...less fair woman living under their roof, a contrast of very life, with the corpse and shroud; and she seen by him daily, singing with him, her breath ... ...tence, haunted him, each swelling to possession of him in turn; until they united to head a plunge into retro- spects; which led to his reviewing the ... ...e slight American accent con- tracted during a lengthened residence in the United States is no bar to the patriotism urging him to pay his visit of ex... ...t American accent con- tracted during a lengthened residence in the United States is no bar to the patriotism urging him to pay his visit of expo- sit... ...e secret, for redemption; if not for preservation. Victor descended on his marine London to embrace his girl, full of regrets at Fredi’s absence from ... ... for our allies. What if it had been, that he and she together, with their united powers … ? He dashed the silly vision aside, as vainer than one of t...

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The Muse of the Department

By: Honoré de Balzac

...gnitaries has 6 The Muse of the Department increased so greatly that real statesmen are becoming rare indeed in the lower chamber. In point of fact, ... ...is not self-existent. It is only when a nation is divided into fifty minor states that each can have a physiognomy of its own, and then a woman reflec... ...iduality and native distinction by the formation of a federation of French states into one empire?” said Lousteau. “That is hardly to be wished, for F... ...on the very day he landed—for he trav- eled by boat, disguised as a master mariner. However, as a man of practical intelligence, he had calculated all... ...he lady’s hus- band stabbed him to the heart.” “Y ou must tell that to the marines!” said Lousteau. “It needs their robust faith to swallow it! Can yo... ...the department where it was committed. “In the quarter of Saint-Pierre-des-Corps at T ours a woman whose husband had disappeared at the time when the ... ...Department woman’s voice. “It is, my darling, that we are now indissolubly united.— I have just had an answer to the letter you saw me write, which wa... ...m, and of myself.—We have made too many sacrifices on both sides not to be unitedunited by disgrace if you will, but indissolubly one. 131 Balzac I ... ... to some moral defects. Between two beings 134 The Muse of the Department united by love—in one so genuine, and in the other so well feigned—more tha...

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain

...nt derision — “Sir Kay, forsooth! Oh, call me pet names, dearest, call me a marine! In twice a thousand years shall the unholy inven tion of man la... ...iends and his community have at heart if he would be liked — especially as a statesman; and both as business man and statesman I wanted to study the t... ...and stature of the individual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and th... ...and. This little relaxation of sternness had a good effect upon the queen. A statesman gains little by the arbitrary exercise of iron clad authority u... ...ree sects, so that they will police each other, as had been the case in the United States in my time. Concentration of power in a po litical machin... ...ts, so that they will police each other, as had been the case in the United States in my time. Concentration of power in a po litical machine is ba... ...n full canonicals. Conspicuous, both for location and personal outfit, stood Marinel, a hermit of the quack doctor species, to introduce the sick. All... ...at, I reckon. Well, Scot land and Ireland were tributary to Arthur, and the united A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain 162 pop... ...ld answer me better than the buttons; all hands were happy and nobody hurt. Marinel took the patients as they came. He examined the candidate; if he ...

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Reprinted Pieces

By: Charles Dickens

...s on for a few days, lies down in the desert, and dies. But he shall be re united in his immortal spirit—who can doubt it!—with the child, when he and... ...T OF MONEY he annually diverts from wholesome and useful purposes in the United Kingdom, would be a set off against the Window T ax. He is one of t... ...ty cry of joy went forth through all the star, be cause the mother was re united to her two children. And he stretched out his arms and cried, ‘O, mo... ...him by deceitful appearances. These are among the bravest and most skilful mariners that exist. Let a gale arise and swell into a storm, let a sea run... ...omething else as I lie awake; or, like that sagacious animal in the United States who recognised the colonel who was such a dead shot, I am a gone ‘Co... ... the stranded fishing boats turn over on their sides, as if they were dead marine monsters; the colliers and other shipping stick disconsolate in the ... ...ugh buggers and cap stans, groups of storm beaten boatmen, like a sort of marine monsters, watched under the lee of those objects, or stood leaning f... ... tic Ocean. At Liverpool he was too many for me. He had gone to the United States, and I gave up all thoughts of Mesheck, and likewise of his—Carpet B... ... is just as likely as not— or rather more so—that he means No. This is the statesman ship of our honourable friend. It is in this, that he differs fr...

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Some Reminiscences

By: Joseph Conrad

...t of success, is but the regard for one’s own dignity which is inseparably united with the dignity of one’s work. And then—it is very difficult to be ... ... knowledge and status for the whole body of the officers of the mercantile marine. He organised for us courses of professional lectures, St. John ambu... ...thers that feeling of peace which was not her own. It was only later, when united at last with the man of her choice that she developed those uncommon... ... town where some divisions of the French Army (and amongst them the Polish corps of Prince Joseph Poniatowski), jammed hopelessly in the streets, were... ...r ladies, of nicely graduated ages, who held a neighbouring farmhouse in a united and more or less military occupation. The eldest warred against the ... ...ranted.” Well, no. It might not have been. That august academical body the Marine Department of the Board of Trade takes nothing for granted in the gr... ...f temperance could not be more pitilessly fierce in his rectitude than the Marine Department of the Board of Trade. As I have been face to face at var... ...tunity of observing was the boarding of ships at sea, at all times, in all states of the weather. They gave it to me to the full. And I have been invi...

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In the South Seas

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...s easy to the Polynesian; it is now taught, besides, in the schools 9 Robert Louis Stevenson of Hawaii; and from the multiplicity of British ships, a... ...pertaining to this life and to that which is to come. ‘How shall I repay your great kindness to me? Thus David asked of Jehovah, and thus I ask of you... ...ing to this life and to that which is to come. ‘How shall I repay your great kindness to me? Thus David asked of Jehovah, and thus I ask of you, the P... ...I was aware of land again, not only on the weather bow, but dead ahead. I played the part of the judicious landsman, holding my peace till the last mo... ...ore at Taiaro, the Casco sailed by under the fire of unsuspected eyes. And one thing is surely true, that even on these ribbons of land an army might ... ...for a low island, poor; the population neither many nor—for Low Islanders—industrious. But the lagoon has two good passages, one to leeward, one to wi... ...e steep beach, over all the width of the reef right out to where the surf is bursting, in every cranny, under every scattered fragment of the coral, a... ...ns and enemies; the church was once more rent asunder; and a new sect, the Kanitu, issued from the division. Since then Kanitus and Israelites, like t... ... rowdy vassals of Karaiti. The effect lingered for some time on the minds of the traders; it was with the approval of all present that I helped to dra...

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Lord Ormont and His Aminta

By: George Meredith

...as, never- theless, a heaving picture, like the sea in the background of a marine piece at the theatre, which rouses anticipations of storm, and shows... ...ofessional landlady for the blessing of the par- son, and are legitimately united. Women have won round fools to give way in that way. And quite right... ...rofit by Hannibal’s example and train elephants to serve as a special army corps for the perfect security of our priceless Indian Empire, instanced th... ...On that subject, Aminta said she did not know what to think. Now, if a man states the matter he thinks, and a woman does but listen, whether inclining... ...assing from the living to the dead, from the dead to the living, they were united in his heart. Her brevity of tone, and her speech, so practical upon... ...ur- gent, the sapper of her character; and as we see in certain disorderly States a curative incendiarism usurp the functions of the sluggish citizen,... ... to out-climb, though we were cavalry.’ ‘Yes, my lord, and exercised crack corps are wanted with us,’ Weyburn replied. ‘The English authorities are ad... ...thew, Weyburn at the rud- der espied one of those unenfranchised ladies in marine uni- form issuing through the tent-slit. She stepped firmly, as into... ...popular cry, ‘White ducks want washing,’ went over and in. CHAPTER XXVII A MARINE DUET SHE SOON HAD to know she was chased. She had seen the dive from...

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Catherine : A Story

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...vel through the country, seeking for heroes to fill up the gaps in Cutts’s corps,—and for adventures to pass away the weary time of a country life. 6... ...rvice of the French as page to a nobleman; then of His Majesty’s gardes du corps; then a lieu- tenant and captain in the Bavarian service; and when, a... ...y Amelia Wilhelmina wore in her bo- som on the night of a certain ball—the corpse of a glorious hope that seemed once as if it would live for ever, so... ...man’s jack-boots, whom one might fancy, if he were anything, to be a horse-marine. 59 Thackeray Of one of these worthies, Mrs. Hayes thought she knew... ...e other popular nov- elists of the day can never be sufficiently grateful) states that Hayes left his house three or four times during this period, an... ...heir graves in the far past, and in those brief moments flitted before the united ones! How sad was that delicious retrospect, and oh, how sweet! The ... ...ttle creature the sun never shone. And to this sordid wretch was Catherine united for ever. What a pretty rascal history might be read in yonder greas...

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The Uncommercial Traveller

By: Charles Dickens

...otel-advertisement is personally addressed to me, no hotel-room tapestried with great-coats and railway wrappers is set apart for me, no house of publ... ...ad entered the Liverpool police force, that I might have a look at the various unlawful traps which are every night set for Jack. As my term of servic... ... the Charles Dickens 42 male sex, in a checked shirt and without a coat, reading a newspaper; now, it was a man crimp and a woman crimp, who always i... ...ghbourhoods and small shops, is the fancy of a humble artist, as exemplified in two portraits representing Mr. Thomas Sayers, of Great Brit- ain, and ... ...oods and small shops, is the fancy of a humble artist, as exemplified in two portraits representing Mr. Thomas Sayers, of Great Brit- ain, and Mr. Joh... ...trong serpent of engine-hose, watchfully lying in wait for the ser- pent Fire, and ready to fly at it if it showed its forked tongue. A ghost of a wat... ...ystem of for- tifications. Fifty times a day, I got down to harangue an in- furiated soldiery about the Bottle. Through the filthy degra- dation of th... ...it. The drums upon the heights have gone to bed, or I know they would rattle taunts against me for having my unsteady footing on this slippery deck. T... ...th the young and ardent which it were more than heresy to doubt, can scarcely have failed to discover that I love your adorable daughter, deeply, devo...

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A Personal Record

By: Joseph Conrad

...t of success, is but the regard for one’s own dignity which is inseparably united with the dignity of one’s work. And then—it is very difficult to be ... ...ITTEN in all sorts of places. V erbal inspiration may enter the berth of a mariner on board a ship frozen fast in a river in the middle of a town; and... ...thers that feeling of peace which was not her own. It was only later, when united at last with the man of her choice, that she devel- oped those uncom... ...he town where some divisions of the French army (and among them the Polish corps of Prince Joseph Poniatowski), jammed hopelessly in the streets, were... ... ladies, of nicely graduated ages, who held a neighbouring farm-house in a united and more or less military occupation. The eldest warred against the ... ...temper- ance could not be more pitilessly fierce in his rectitude than the Marine Department of the Board of Trade. As I have been face to face at var... ... steps. It was a fact, I said to my- self, that I was now a British master mariner beyond a doubt. 94 A Personal Record It was not that I had an exag... ...nity of observ- ing was the boarding of ships at sea, at all times, in all states of the weather. They gave it to me to the full. And I have been invi...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume Two

By: Alexandre Dumas

...one, but who, nevertheless, possessed a fund of knowledge and penetration, united with a will as powerful as ever although clogged by a body rendered ... ...al humil- ity, and showed her two immense porcelain jars, over which wound marine plants, of a size and delicacy that nature alone could pro- duce. Th... ...ses un- der one’s hand, such as mines, lands, and funded property, in such states as France, Austria, and England, provided these treasures and proper... ...w I ex- isted when it was arranged by your two families that you should be united. I have no enmity against M. Franz, and promise you the pun- ishment... ... I entreat you, do as I do, live in suffer- ing; perhaps we may one day be united.” “Adieu, Valentine,” repeated Morrel. “My God,” said Valentine, rai... ...wed Valentine, who was run- ning down-stairs with the joy of a shipwrecked mariner who finds a rock to cling to. M. de Villefort followed them. Chatea... ...ome with joy as the miser who finds a lost treasure, or as the shipwrecked mariner who feels him- self on solid ground instead of in the abyss which h... ...s, styled himself truly at that time Fernand, as our esteemed contemporary states; but he has since added to his Christian name a title of nobility an... ... eve of entering into a sort of speculation already in vogue in the United States and in England, but quite novel in France.” “Yes, yes, I know what y...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume One

By: Alexandre Dumas

... word,” said Caderousse, from whose mind the friendly treatment of Dantes, united with the effect of the excellent wine he had partaken of, had efface... ...illes.” “Before he entered the merchant service, had he ever served in the marines?” “Oh, no, monsieur, he is very young.” “How old?” Alexandre Dumas... ... you served under the usurper?” “I was about to be mustered into the Royal Marines when he fell.” “It is reported your political opinions are extreme,... ...e baron, but the fright of the courtier pleaded for the forbearance of the statesman; and besides, as matters were, it was much more to his advantage ... ...ized the dream of Machiavelli and Caesar Borgia, which was to make Italy a united kingdom.” “Monsieur,” returned the inspector , “providence has chang... ...isted of a plan of his own cell and that of Dantes, with the passage which united them. In this pas- sage he proposed to drive a level as they do in m... ...lly darker; half an hour after, the night was quite dark. Fortunately, the mariners were used to these latitudes, and knew every rock in the Tuscan Ar... ...ve inspired not only the pontifical govern- ment, but also the neighboring states, with such extreme fear, that they are glad of all opportunity of ma... ...r- ences during the Carnival, knowing full well that among the differ- ent states and kingdoms in which this festivity is celebrated, Rome is the spot...

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Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency

By: The Duke of Saint Simon

...e gossip brought to him by his unsuspecting friends; for neither courtier, statesman, minister, nor friend ever looked upon those notes which this “li... ...owed in speak- ing of young people, so unequal in position, friendship had united us. I made up my mind, therefore, to escape from my leading-strings;... ...alting-places was Marienburgh, where we camped for the night. I had become united in friendship with Comte de Coetquen, who was in the same company wi... ...une, whom the consciousness of wit—of the insinuating and captivating kind—united with much ability, gracefulness of intellect, and learning, inspired... ...ition cost the King. M. le Duc presided this year over the Assembly of the States of Burgundy, in place of his father M. le Prince, who did not wish t... ... was obliged to go, and was established at the house of the Duke while the States were held. Every evening there was a supper, and Santeuil was always... ...in such beautiful order that it was impossible to give the palm to any one corps, but their commanders added the finery and mag- nificence of the Cour... ...s spiked by one of our officers, Le Guerchois, with his brigade of the old marine, when, en- feebled by the losses he had sustained, he called upon a ... ...- nary order given to Amenzago; and the Queen the actress, charged in some mariner by the two Kings to bring it about. The sequel in France confirmed ...

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The Young Step-Mother; Or a Chronicle of Mistakes

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...Why, if he is an admiral, she was the daughter of an old lieutenant of the Marines, and you are General Sir Maurice Ferrars’ first cousin.’ ‘Hush, hus... ...tors, and the son who had fled into the mountains and returned to bury the corpse, and take the prized, blood-stained Bible from the breast; the es- c... ...er, surely it might be hoped that the faith in which she had been bred up, united what was true and sound in the religion of both Reformed and Romanis... ... great auxilia- ries, and I don’t think John will be able to withstand our united forces.’ On the way home, on emerging from the alley, Albinia encoun... ...hether it would be well to confine him to so narrow a sphere. Meantime the corps was quartered at Bayford, and filled the streets with awkward louts i... ...e is a fool to have one then. A mere encumbrance to himself and the entire corps.’ ‘Yes, I know,’ said Albinia, ‘she always gets the best cabin.’ ‘And... ...eries of art; and his deter- mined singleness of aim prevailed against the united objec- tions and opposition of four people, each of double or qua- d... ...tendency on her. The rigidity and harsh judgment which had beto- kened her states of morbid depression since she had out- grown the sulky form, had pa...

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A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ise. Nothing but an accident now was needed to sever finally the bond that united them; nor was that blow, so terrible for Lucien, very long delayed. ... ...s, and the watch; and the same odd mixture appeared in the man himself. He united the magis- terial, dogmatic air, and the hollow countenance of the p... ...little group of young men who met almost every evening in d’Arthez’s room, united by the keenest sympathies and by the earnestness of their intellec- ... ... secrets of the dead. Yet the gay bohemian of intellectual life, the great statesman who might have changed the face of the world, fell as a private s... ...he dark,” he added, making a lunge. “Now writers, my boy, are in different corps; there is the writer who writes and draws his pay; there is the write... ... fash- ionable bookseller of the Quai des Augustins, the pawnbro- ker, the marine store dealer of the trade, the Norman ex- 98 A Distinguished Provin... ...n’t cost the management anything, for the chorus and the orchestra and the corps de ballet are to take them whether they like it or not; but your pape... ...” said Blondet; “let us leave the cure of public evils to those quacks the statesmen. As Charlet says, ‘Quarrel with my own bread and butter? Never!’”... ...ditor of an important paper, a clever writer with a prospect of becoming a states- man; he was young in those days, and fond of pleasure, and he becam...

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Beauchamp's Career

By: George Meredith

...hile Lords and Commons suggest the decapitation of the leading figure. The united three, however, no longer cast re- flections on one another, and wer... ... will present us tea on board. All the etcaeteras of life are there, and a mariner’s eye in me spies a breeze at sunset to waft us out of Malamocco.’ ... ...ent. Commander Beauchamp, in responding to the invitation of the great and united Liberal party of the borough of Bevisham, obeyed the inspirations of... ...sweep of the hat. ‘Last night, M. Beauchamp, we put up vows for you to the Marine God, beseeching an exemption from that horrible mal de mer. Thanks t... ...ead of ancient Egyp- tians in spirituality or in priestcraft! They call it statesman- ship. O for a word for it! Let Palsy and Cunning go to form a wo... ...e it out worse to you than to any one else, because I want our minds to be united.’ ‘Give me a respite now and then.’ ‘With all my heart. And forgive ... ...over him as a politician. He came to beg a passage across the water to his marine Lodge, an accident having happened early in the morning to his yacht... ...ics of impatience. The study of politics should be guided by some light of states- manship, otherwise it comes to this wild preaching. These men are t... ...mp: she could not realize the friend of Trajan, ora- tor, lawyer, student, statesman, benefactor of his kind, and model of her own modern English gent...

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Dynevor Terrace

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...people. Mary smiled at this, and told him that he was talking ‘like an old statesman weary of the world.’ ‘One may be weary of the world beforehand as... ...that afternoon, bringing his sister with him, for he had not withstood the united voices that entreated him to become Fitzjocelyn’s tutor during the v... ...e times of disaffection, a sound heart, and whole spirit, in our volunteer corps may be the saving of the country; and who can tell what may be the be... ...aughed at them, and declared that they were mere trifles to what the whole corps, officers and men, committed whenever they met, and no one cared exce... ...ot do to encourage that old skipper—he was waylaying them like the Ancient Mariner, and was actually growing impudent. ‘An old man’s opinion of two yo... ...placed on the table; and a semicircle swept round it, within which nothing marine might extend. Louis was by turns drawing, enticing his refractory si... .... ‘WHAT A LABOURED PRODUCTION had the letter been! How many copies had the statesman written! how late had he sat over it at night! how much more cons... ...le. We never had so much in common.’ ‘Yes. Your submission so far, and the united testimony of the Terrace, will soften him. Show your true sentiments... ...polish will be true and not French.’ Meantime Charlotte had been in twenty states of mind. Had Tom striven at once to return to the former terms, the ...

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Redgauntlet

By: Sir Walter Scott

... seduce young and enthusiastic minds to the cause in which they were found united, although wisdom and reason frowned upon the en- terprise. The adven... ...esistance. If the unhappy prince gave implicit faith to the professions of statesmen holding such notions, which is implied by his whole conduct. 11 ... ...swork says that he believes he was very familiar with your father, whom he states to have been called Ralph Latimer of Langcote Hall, in Westmoreland;... ...grat nor grained, 118 Redgauntlet but gaed about the house looking like a corpse, but direct- ing, as was his duty, a’ the order of the grand funeral... ... father; ‘and you, who are acquainted with the forms, know that the client states the cause to the agent—the agent to the counsel’— ‘The counsel to th... ... which the elder Mr. Fairford had expected and desired. The young men were united by the closest bonds of intimacy; and the more so, that neither of t... ...en on the verge of the water, resem- bling one of those fog-banks on which mariners are said to gaze, uncertain whether it be land or atmospherical de... ..., and a handsome and flourishing pair of boot-garters, as they are called, united the one part of his garments to the other; in fine, a richly-laced s... ...ou a repeating frigate between Summertrees and the laird! Tell that to the marines—the sailors won’t believe it. But you are right to be cautious, sin...

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Don Quixote

By: Miquel de Cervantes

...in of his Rome in embers; or in thy arrogance to trample on this ill-fated corpse, as the ungrateful daughter trampled on her father Tarquin’s? Tell u... ...te, “that this is done to divert our idle thoughts; and as in well-ordered states games of chess, fives, and billiards are allowed for the diversion o... ...a, thou hast conquered, for it is impossible to have the heart to deny the united force of so many truths.” Luscinda in her feebleness was on the poin... ... arms make answer that without them laws cannot be maintained, for by arms states are defended, kingdoms preserved, cities protected, roads made safe,... ...ade safe, seas cleared of pirates; and, in short, if it were not for them, states, kingdoms, monarchies, cities, ways by sea and land would be exposed... ...nity of capturing the whole Turkish fleet in harbour was lost; for all the marines and janizzaries that belonged to it made sure that they were about ... ...ee himself on the high-road and in position to be given the com- mand of a corps before long; but Fortune was against him, for where he might have exp... ...ether with other strange things that came to pass in the inn Ah me, Love’s mariner am I On Love’s deep ocean sailing; I know not where the haven lies... ...perfectly, and perceived it was promised to him that he should see himself united in holy and lawful matrimony with his beloved Dulcinea del Toboso, f...

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