The Pirate: A Romance, Volume 2

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James Crissy, 1826
 

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A facsimile copy of an early imprint, difficult to read so I bought a Kindle edition, much better for my old eyes. Tale is excellent for anyone with an interest in the Orkney Islands but a bit ... Read full review

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"Scott's buccaneers in "The Pirate" are admirable, but they lack something human which we find here [in Treasure Island]." --Through the Magic Door, p. 264 Read full review

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Page 66 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 203 - Goes on to sea, and knows not to retire. With roomy decks, her guns of mighty strength, Whose low-laid mouths each mounting billow laves : Deep in her draught, and warlike in her length, She seems a sea-wasp flying on the waves.
Page 223 - The country rings around with loud alarms, And raw in fields the rude militia swarms ; Mouths without hands, maintain'd at vast expense, In peace a charge, in war a weak defence : Stout once a month they march, a blust'ring band; And ever, but in times of need, at hand...
Page 17 - There was a laughing Devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled, and Mercy sigh'd farewell!
Page 247 - Now, Emma, now the last reflection make, What thou wouldst follow, what thou must forsake: By our ill-omen'd stars, and adverse Heaven, No middle object to thy choice is given.
Page 213 - Some of their chiefs were princes of the land; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand, A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome...
Page 77 - Nae langer she wept^— her tears were a' spent,— Despair it was come, and she thought it content; She thought it content, but her cheek it grew pale, And she droop'd, like a lily broke down by the hail.

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