Then I understood this was an emigrant
ship bound for the American colonies.
Major Dobbin was exceedingly pleased when, as he was superintending the arrangements of Jos's new house--which the Major insisted should be very handsome and comfortable--the cart arrived from Brompton, bringing the trunks and bandboxes of the emigrants
from that village, and with them the old piano.
We're better'n these cheap emigrants
,' I'd say to myself.
As coal is said to abound in all that region, and wells are generally successful, the enterprise of the emigrants
is gradually prevailing against these difficulties.
Passing one of these boats at night, and seeing the great body of fire, exposed as I have just described, that rages and roars beneath the frail pile of painted wood: the machinery, not warded off or guarded in any way, but doing its work in the midst of the crowd of idlers and emigrants
and children, who throng the lower deck: under the management, too, of reckless men whose acquaintance with its mysteries may have been of six months' standing: one feels directly that the wonder is, not that there should be so many fatal accidents, but that any journey should be safely made.
But it is a common name in Nantucket, they say, and I suppose this Peter here is an emigrant
It is in vain I represent that, before the sequestration of emigrant
property, I had remitted the imposts they had ceased to pay; that I had collected no rent; that I had had recourse to no process.
As our charge was wrapped in his cloak, I purposely passed within a boat or two's length of the floating Custom House, and so out to catch the stream, alongside of two emigrant
ships, and under the bows of a large transport with troops on the forecastle looking down at us.
Now great steam-liners lie at these berths, always reserved for the sea aristocracy - grand and imposing enough ships, but here to-day and gone next week; whereas the general cargo, emigrant
, and passenger clippers of my time, rigged with heavy spars, and built on fine lines, used to remain for months together waiting for their load of wool.
Having a general idea of America as a country where the population was chiefly black, it appeared to him the most propitious destination for an emigrant
who, to begin with, had the broad and easily recognizable merit of whiteness; and this idea gradually took such strong possession of him that Satan seized the opportunity of suggesting to him that he might emigrate under easier circumstances, if he supplied himself with a little money from his master's till.
Mary, third and last emigrant
, did not aspire to such heights.
The day was past when that sort of thing was possible: the country was in possession of the bosses and the emigrant
, and decent people had to fall back on sport or culture.
Aye, I remember, so it was; I was thinking of that other stupid book, written by that woman they make such a fuss about, she who married the French emigrant
The Emperor Alexander," said she, with the melancholy which always accompanied any reference of hers to the Imperial family, "has declared that he will leave it to the French people themselves to choose their own form of government; and I believe that once free from the usurper, the whole nation will certainly throw itself into the arms of its rightful king," she concluded, trying to be amiable to the royalist emigrant
We shall find five hundred adventurers like ourselves when we join the emigrant
ship, for whom their native land has no occupation and no home.