11,506 knots in the 'Sunbeam' in 1883 [by T. Brassey.].

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Side 47 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Side 30 - In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon. All round the coast the languid air did swoon, Breathing like one that hath a, weary dream. Full-faced above the valley stood the moon ; And like a downward smoke, the slender stream Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem. A land of streams ! some, like a downward smoke...
Side 16 - Through mist — an heaven-sustaining bulwark reared Between the east and west ; and half the sky Was roofed with clouds of rich emblazonry, Dark purple at the zenith, which still grew Down the steep west into a wondrous hue Brighter than burning gold, even to the rent Where the swift sun yet paused in his descent Among the many-folded hills. They were Those famous Euganean hills, which bear, As seen from Lido through the harbour piles, The likeness of a clump of peaked isles.
Side 17 - May have broken the woof of my tent's thin roof, The stars peep behind her and peer; And I laugh to see them whirl and flee, Like a swarm of golden bees, When I widen the rent in my wind-built tent...
Side 16 - We wandered to the pine forest That skirts the Ocean's foam, The lightest wind was in its nest, The tempest in its home. The whispering waves were half asleep, The clouds were gone to play, And on the bosom of the deep, The smile of Heaven lay...
Side 38 - Our four best men relieved each other at the wheel, and it is due in no small degree to their skill that in a gale lasting three days no heavy sea broke on board. I need not say that all deck openings were secured, especially at night, by means of planks and canvas. Our situation may perhaps excite sympathy, but we had no reason to complain. Meals could not be served in the usual manner, but by placing every movable thing on the floor of the cabins and on the lee-side, and by fixing ourselves against...
Side 40 - At first they travel westward, increasing their distance from the Equator until they reach the parallels of 25° or 30° north or south, when they turn towards the east, but continue to travel in a direction inclining towards the Pole. The nearer the centre, the more violent the wind, the more rapid the changes in its direction, the greater the risk of being caught aback, the more confused and dangerous the state of the sea. Hence the art of the seaman consists in steering in that direction which...
Side 16 - And before that chasm of light, As within a furnace bright, Column, tower, and dome, and spire, Shine like obelisks of fire...
Side 37 - under treble-reefed foresail and mainsail, doublereefed fore- stay sail, and reefed mizen-trysail. With this increased spread of canvas, we were able to make two knots an hour on the direct course for Bermuda, and to keep sufficient steerage way to luff up to an ugly sea.
Side 1 - J'ai parfois comme toi cette surprise auguste Qu'il me descend des cieux une immense rougeur ; Et je suis traversé tout à coup, ô songeur, Par la foudre sublime, irritée et haïe, Comme toi par l'esprit sinistre d'Isaïe ; Les éclairs sont mes cris, les foudres sont ma voix ; Je gronde sur l'écueil comme toi sur les rois ; Je suis l'avertisseur brusque, horrible et céleste.

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