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The Shipwreck, with Life by R. Carruthers, Illustr. by B. Foster
William Falconer,Robert Carruthers
No preview available - 2015
The Shipwreck, With Life By R. Carruthers, Illustr. By B. Foster
William Falconer,Robert Carruthers
No preview available - 2019
Albert appears approaching Arion arms bear beneath blast bloom bosom breath burst called charms clouds command course crew danger death deck deep descend direction distress doomed dreadful eternal extend eyes fair Falconer fame fatal fate fear feels felt force Full gale glow groan hand head heart Heaven helm hope horror hour land lies light living lost masts mournful native never night o'er once pain Palemon plain poem poet rage reef rise roar Rodmond roll ropes round ruin sacred sailors sails scene seamen secret seems seen severe shade ship Shipwreck shore side skies soft soon soul sound spread stand stern storm strain stream surge sweet swell tempest thou thundering tide trembling turn vain vessel voice wandering watery wave wind wounded yards young youth
Page xxix - To the antiquary and artist, sixteen columns are an inexhaustible source of observation and design; to the philosopher, the supposed scene of some of Plato's conversations will not be unwelcome; and the traveller will be struck with the beauty of the prospect over " Isles that crown the JEgean deep:" but, for an Englishman, Colonna has yet an additional interest, as the actual spot of Falconer's shipwreck.
Page 72 - The glassy ocean hush'd forgets to roar, But trembling murmurs on the sandy shore: And lo! his surface, lovely to behold! Glows in the west a sea of living gold! While, all above, a thousand liveries gay The skies with pomp ineffable array. Arabian sweets perfume the happy plains; Above, beneath, around enchantment reigns!
Page 158 - O'er the dire prospect as for life he strives, He looks if poor Palemon yet survives : " Ah wherefore, trusting to unequal art, Didst thou, incautious ! from the wreck depart ? Alas ! these rocks all human skill defy ; Who strikes them once, beyond relief must die : And now sore wounded, thou perhaps art tost On these, or in some oozy cavern lost.
Page 155 - To wake to sympathy the feeling heart; Like him the smooth and mournful verse to dress In all the pomp of exquisite distress ! Then, too severely taught by cruel fate To share in all the perils I relate, Then might I with unrivalled strains deplore The impervious horrors of a leeward shore.
Page 151 - He guides the unhappy victim to the shroud, " Hie thee aloft, my gallant friend," he cries; " Thy only succour on the mast relies." The helm, bereft of half its vital force, Now scarce subdued the wild unbridled course; Quick to the abandoned wheel Arion came, The ship's tempestuous sallies to reclaim.
Page 75 - With cordage fasten'd to the lofty prow, Aloof to sea the stately ship they tow. The nervous crew their sweeping oars extend ; And pealing shouts the shore of Candia rend. Success attends their skill ; the danger's o'er : The port is doubled and beheld no more. Now morn, her lamp pale glimmering on the sight, Scatter'd before her van reluctant night.
Page 91 - As in pursuit along the aerial way With ardent eye the falcon marks his prey, Each motion watches of the doubtful chase, Obliquely wheeling through the fluid space ; So, govern'd by the steersman's glowing hands, The regent helm her motion still commands.
Page 156 - Then downward plunge beneath the involving tide ; Till one, who seems in agony to strive, The whirling breakers heave on shore alive : The rest a speedier end of anguish knew, And prest the stony beach — a lifeless crew ! Next, O unhappy chief, the eternal doom Of Heaven decreed thee to the briny tomb.
Page 135 - A milk-white lion of stupendous size, Of antique marble : hence the haven's name, Unknown to modern natives whence it came. Next, in the gulf of Engia, Corinth lies, Whose gorgeous fabrics seem'd to strike the skies ; Whom, though by tyrant victors oft subdued, Greece, Egypt, Rome, with admiration view'd.