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For why drives on that ship so fast, Without or wave or wind? The air is cut away before, And closes from behind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Ancient Mariner

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It would have been as though he [President Andrew Johnson] were in a boat of stone with masts of steel, sails of lead, ropes of iron, the devil at the helm, the wrath of God for a breeze, and hell for his destination.

Emery Alexander Storrs Quotes , Source: in a speech in Chicago about 1865 or 1866 when Johnson threatened to imitate Cromwell and with troop

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Where lies the land, to which the ship would go?Far, far ahead is all, her seamen know.And where the land she travels from?Away, far far behind, is all that they can say.

Arthur Hugh Clough Quotes

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They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters: These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CVII, v. 23-24)

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She walks the waters like a thing of life, And seems to dare the elements to strife.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Corsair (canto I, st. 3)

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She bears her down majestically near, Speed on her prow, and terror in her tier.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Corsair (canto III, st. 15)

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A strong nor'wester's blowing, Bill; Hark! don't ye hear it roar now? Lord help 'em, how I pities them Unhappy folks on shore, now.

Charles Dibdin Quotes , Source: Sailor's Consolation, attributed to Pitt (song writer) and Hood

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The true ship is the ship builder.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Of History

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When rats leave a sinking ship, where exactly do they think they're going?

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Of History

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For she is such a smart little craft, Such a neat little, sweet little craft-- Such a bright little, Tight little, Slight little, Light little, Trim little, slim little craft!

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: Ruddigore

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A great ship askes deepe waters. [A great ship asks deep waters.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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The wooden wall alone should remain unconquered.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Morn on the waters, and purple and bright Bursts on the billows the flushing of light O'er the glad waves, like a child of the sun, See the tall vessel goes gallantly on.

Thomas Kibble Hervey Quotes , Source: The Convict Ship

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Ships that sailed for sunny isles, But never came to shore.

Thomas Kibble Hervey Quotes , Source: The Devil's Progress

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Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Her plates are scarred by the sun, dear lass, And her ropes are taut with the dew, For we're booming down on the old trail, our own trail, the out trail, We're sagging south on the Long Trail, the trail that is always new.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: L'Envoi--There's a Whisper down the Field

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The Liner she's a lady, an' she never looks nor 'eeds-- The Man-o'-War's 'er 'usband an' 'e gives 'er all she needs; But, oh, the little cargo-boats, that sail the wet seas roun', They're just the same as you an' me, a'-plyin' up an' down.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: The Liner She's a Lady

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Lord, Thou hast made this world below the shadow of a dream, An', taught by time, I tak' it so--exceptin' always steam, From coupler-flange to spindle-guide I see thy Hand, O God-- Predestination in the stride o' yon connectin'-rod.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: McAndrew's Hymn

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Build me straight. O worthy Master! Staunch and strong, a goodly vessel That shall laugh at all disaster, And with wave and whirlwind wrestle!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Building of the Ship (l. 1)

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There's not a ship that sails the ocean, But every climate, every soil, Must bring its tribute, great or small, And help to build the wooden wall!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Building of the Ship (l. 66)

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And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Hyperion (bk. I, ch. VII)

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Like ships that have gone down at sea, When heaven was all tranquillity.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Light of the Harem

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And let our barks across the pathless flood Hold different courses.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Kenilworth (ch. XXIX, introductory verses)

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The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Enobarbus at II, ii)

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She comes majestic with her swelling sails, The gallant Ship: along her watery way, Homeward she drives before the favouring gales; Now flirting at their length the streamers play, And now they ripple with the ruffling breeze.

Robert Southey Quotes , Source: Sonnet XIX

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