There is a witchery in the sea, its songs and stories, and in the mere sight of a ship, and the sailor's dress, especially to a young mind, which has done more to man navies, and fill merchantmen, than all the pressgangs of Europe.
O sin, what hast thou done to this fair earth!
The Californians are an idle, thriftless people, and can make nothing for themselves. The country abounds in grapes, yet they buy, at a great price, bad wine made in Boston.
Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice, And with that boding cry Along the waves dost thou fly? Oh! rather, bird, with me Through this fair land rejoice!
As has often been said, a ship is like a lady's watch, always out of repair.
It is always observable that the physical and the exact sciences are the last to suffer under despotisms.
Sin hath broke the world's sweet peace--unstrung
Th' harmonious chords to which the angels sung.
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