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Shakespeare's England

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Author: William Winter
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,082 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.2
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 961
Added to site: 2011.07.08
mnybks.net#: 30348
Genre: Language
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hich it is forever enwrapped. At night its surging billows are furrowed with long streaks of phosphorescent fire; or, it may be, the waves roll gently, under the soft light of stars; or all the waste is dim, save where, beneath the moon, a glorious pathway, broadening out to the far horizon, allures and points to heaven. One of the most exquisite delights of the voyage, whether by day or night, is to lie upon the deck in some secluded spot, and look up at the tall, tapering spars as they sway with the motion of the ship, while over them the white clouds float, in ever-changing shapes, or the starry constellations drift, in their eternal march. No need now of books, or newspapers, or talk! The eyes are fed by every object they behold. The great ship, with all her white wings spread, careening like a tiny sail-boat, dips and rises, with sinuous, stately grace. The clank of her engines--fit type of steadfast industry and purpose--goes steadily on. The song of the sailors--"Give me some time to blow the man down"

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