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Moral Emblems - A MARTIAL ELEGY FOR SOME LEAD SOLDIERS - For certain soldiers lately dead Moral Emblems - A MARTIAL ELEGY FOR SOME LEAD SOLDIERS - For certain soldiers lately dead

Moral Emblems - A MARTIAL ELEGY FOR SOME LEAD SOLDIERS - For certain soldiers lately dead
For certain soldiers lately deadOur reverent dirge shall here be said.Them, when their martial leader called,No dread preparative appalled;But leaden-hearted, leaden-heeled,I marked them steadfast in the field.Death grimly sided with the foe,And smote each leaden hero low.Proudly they perished one by one:The dread Pea-cannon's work was done!O not for them the tears we shed,Consigned to their congenial lead;But while unmoved their sleep they take,We mourn for their dear Captain's sake,For their dear Captain, who shall smartBoth in his pocket and his heart,Who saw his heroes shed their gore,And lacked a shilling to buy more!... Poems - Post by : JMan1234 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3107

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem V Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem V

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem V
Industrious pirate! see him sweepThe lonely bosom of the deep,And daily the horizon scanFrom Hatteras or Matapan.Be sure, before that pirate's old,He will have made a pot of gold,And will retire from all his laboursAnd be respected by his neighbours.YOU ALSO SCAN YOUR LIFE'S HORIZONFOR ALL THAT YOU CAN CLAP YOUR EYES ON.... Poems - Post by : simeon - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3486

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem IV Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem IV

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem IV
The frozen peaks he once explored,But now he's dead and by the board.How better far at home to have stayedAttended by the parlour maid,And warmed his knees before the fireUntil the hour when folks retire!SO, IF YOU WOULD BE SPARED TO FRIENDS,DO NOTHING BUT FOR BUSINESS ENDS.... Poems - Post by : qutgnt - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3211

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem III Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem III

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem III
The Abbot for a walk went out,A wealthy cleric, very stout,And Robin has that Abbot stuckAs the red hunter spears the buck.The djavel or the javelinHas, you observe, gone bravely in,And you may hear that weapon whackBang through the middle of his back.HENCE WE MAY LEARN THAT ABBOTS SHOULDNEVER GO WALKING IN A WOOD.... Poems - Post by : meliosgeorgiou - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 796

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem II Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem II

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem II
The careful angler chose his nookAt morning by the lilied brook,And all the noon his rod he pliedBy that romantic riverside.Soon as the evening hours declineTranquilly he'll return to dine,And, breathing forth a pious wish,Will cram his belly full of fish.... Poems - Post by : Steve_Strahl - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3207

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem I Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem I

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS II - Poem I
With storms a-weather, rocks a-lee,The dancing skiff puts forth to sea.The lone dissenter in the blastRecoils before the sight aghast.But she, although the heavens be black,Holds on upon the starboard tack,For why? although to-day she sink,Still safe she sails in printer's ink,And though to-day the seamen drown,My cut shall hand their memory down.... Poems - Post by : cailee - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1107

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem V Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem V

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem V
Mark, printed on the opposing page,The unfortunate effects of rage.A man (who might be you or me)Hurls another into the sea.Poor soul, his unreflecting actHis future joys will much contract,And he will spoil his evening toddyBy dwelling on that mangled body.... Poems - Post by : Bruce_McCormick - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1727

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem IV Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem IV

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem IV
See in the print how, moved by whim,Trumpeting Jumbo, great and grim,Adjusts his trunk, like a cravat,To noose that individual's hat.The sacred Ibis in the distanceJoys to observe his bold resistance.... Poems - Post by : yolyfl - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1498

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem III. A PEAK IN DARIEN Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem III. A PEAK IN DARIEN

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem III. A PEAK IN DARIEN
Broad-gazing on untrodden lands,See where adventurous Cortez stands;While in the heavens above his headThe Eagle seeks its daily bread.How aptly fact to fact replies:Heroes and eagles, hills and skies.Ye who contemn the fatted slaveLook on this emblem, and be brave.... Poems - Post by : Ozebookstore - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2262

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem II Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem II

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem II
Reader, your soul upraise to see,In yon fair cut designed by me,The pauper by the highwaysideVainly soliciting from pride.Mark how the Beau with easy airContemns the anxious rustic's prayer,And, casting a disdainful eye,Goes gaily gallivanting by.He from the poor averts his head . . .He will regret it when he's dead.... Poems - Post by : Rhondap - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1496

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem I Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem I

Moral Emblems - MORAL EMBLEMS I - Poem I
See how the children in the printBound on the book to see what's in 't!O, like these pretty babes, may youSeize and APPLY this volume too!And while your eye upon the cutsWith harmless ardour opes and shuts,Reader, may your immortal mindTo their sage lessons not be blind.... Poems - Post by : Mike_Barcus - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3443

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem IV Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem IV

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem IV
The pamphlet here presentedWas planned and printed byA printer unindented,A bard whom all decry.The author and the printer,With various kinds of skill,Concocted it in WinterAt Davos on the Hill.They burned the nightly taper;But now the work is ripe -Observe the costly paper,Remark the perfect type!... Poems - Post by : porscheone - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1172

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem III Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem III

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem III
As seamen on the seasWith song and dance descryAdown the morning breezeAn islet in the sky:In Araby the dry,As o'er the sandy plainThe panting camels cryTo smell the coming rain:So all things over earthA common law obey,And rarity and worthPass, arm in arm, away;And even so, to-day,The printer and the bard,In pressless Davos, prayTheir sixpenny reward.... Poems - Post by : eialici - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3029

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem II Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem II

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem II
Here, perfect to a wish,We offer, not a dish,But just the platter:A book that's not a book,A pamphlet in the lookBut not the matter.I own in disarray:As to the flowers of MayThe frosts of Winter;To my poetic rage,The smallness of the pageAnd of the printer.... Poems - Post by : pro-marketers - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1656

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem I. NOT I Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem I. NOT I

Moral Emblems - NOT I, AND OTHER POEMS - Poem I. NOT I
Some like drinkIn a pint pot,Some like to think;Some not.Strong Dutch cheese,Old Kentucky rye,Some like these;Not I.Some like Poe,And others like Scott,Some like Mrs. Stowe;Some not.Some like to laugh,Some like to cry,Some like chaff;Not I.... Poems - Post by : davidrle - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2109

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter VII. OPERATIONS OF 1810 Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter VII. OPERATIONS OF 1810

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter VII. OPERATIONS OF 1810
(Thursday, 10th May)The wind had shifted to-day to W.N.W., when the writer, with considerable difficulty, was enabled to land upon the rock for the first time this season, at ten a.m. Upon examining the state of the building, and apparatus in general, he had the satisfaction to find everything in good order. The mortar in all the joints was perfectly entire. The building, now thirty feet in height, was thickly coated with fuci to the height of about fifteen feet, calculating from the rock: on the eastern side, indeed, the growth of seaweed was observable to the full height of thirty... Nonfictions - Post by : peterg - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2123

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter VI. OPERATIONS OF 1809 Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter VI. OPERATIONS OF 1809

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter VI. OPERATIONS OF 1809
(Wednesday, 24th May)The last night was the first that the writer, had passed in his old quarters on board of the floating light for about twelve months, when the weather was so fine and the sea so smooth that even here he felt but little or no motion, excepting at the turn of the tide, when the vessel gets into what the seamen term the TROUGH OF THE SEA. At six a.m. Mr. Watt, who conducted the operations of the railways and beacon-house, had landed with nine artificers. At half-past one p.m. Mr. Peter Logan had also landed with fifteen masons,... Nonfictions - Post by : correctb - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2572

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter V. OPERATIONS OF 1808 Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter V. OPERATIONS OF 1808

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter V. OPERATIONS OF 1808
(Monday, 29th Feb.) The writer sailed from Arbroath at one a.m. in the Lighthouse yacht. At seven the floating light was hailed, and all on board found to be well. The crew were observed to have a very healthy- like appearance, and looked better than at the close of the works upon the rock. They seemed only to regret one thing, which was the secession of their cook, Thomas Elliot--not on account of his professional skill, but for his facetious and curious manner. Elliot had something peculiar in his history, and was reported by his comrades to have seen better days.... Nonfictions - Post by : AMKiller - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3384

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter IV. OPERATIONS OF 1807 Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter IV. OPERATIONS OF 1807

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter IV. OPERATIONS OF 1807
(Sunday, 16th Aug.)Everything being arranged for sailing to the rock on Saturday the 15th, the vessel might have proceeded on the Sunday; but understanding that this would not be so agreeable to the artificers it was deferred until Monday. Here we cannot help observing that the men allotted for the operations at the rock seemed to enter upon the undertaking with a degree of consideration which fully marked their opinion as to the hazardous nature of the undertaking on which they were about to enter. They went in a body to church on Sunday, and whether it was in the ordinary... Nonfictions - Post by : jawilde - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1891

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter III. THE BUILDING OF THE BELL ROCK Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter III. THE BUILDING OF THE BELL ROCK

Records Of A Family Of Engineers - Chapter III. THE BUILDING OF THE BELL ROCK
Off the mouths of the Tay and the Forth, thirteen miles from Fifeness, eleven from Arbroath, and fourteen from the Red Head of Angus, lies the Inchcape or Bell Rock. It extends to a length of about fourteen hundred feet, but the part of it discovered at low water to not more than four hundred and twenty-seven. At a little more than half-flood in fine weather the seamless ocean joins over the reef, and at high-water springs it is buried sixteen feet. As the tide goes down, the higher reaches of the rock are seen to be clothed by Conferva rupestris... Nonfictions - Post by : realcapers - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1677