But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans
On the 5th of March, 1867, the Moravian, of the Montreal Ocean
Company, finding herself during the night in 27@ 30' lat.
The reports published by them of their expedition demonstrated the practicability of establishing a line of communication across the continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
But that which might have appeared motionless to ordinary eyes was moving at a quick rate to the experienced eye of the sailor; that which appeared stationary upon the ocean
was cutting a rapid way through it.
Well, there are several oceans
in the world," said Dorothy, "and people sail in ships upon these oceans
for weeks and weeks, and never see a bit of land at all.
From the nature of the vegetation I was convinced that the land between the ocean
and the foothills was swampy, though directly before me it seemed dry enough all the way to the sandy strip along which the restless waters advanced and retreated.
Could they have reached either the canoe or the Kincaid they would have made short work of any whom they found there, but the gulf of black water intervening shut them off from farther advance as effectually as though it had been the broad ocean
that separated them from their prey.
And in this stretch of ocean
, lookouts were mastheaded at day-dawn and kept mastheaded until twilight of evening, when the Mary Turner was hove-to, to hold her position through the night.
As the noise of the troubled ocean
when roll the waves on high, as the last peal of thunder in heaven, such is the din of war.
The wind blew hard and joggled the water of the ocean
, sending ripples across its surface.
And again the goddess murky Night, though she lay with none, bare Blame and painful Woe, and the Hesperides who guard the rich, golden apples and the trees bearing fruit beyond glorious Ocean
With the coming of dawn the clouds beneath us became a glorious sea of gold and silver, soft and beautiful; but they could not deceive us as to the blackness and the terrors of the storm-lashed ocean
which they hid.
The spot where the projectile sank under the waves was exactly known; but the machinery to grasp it and bring it to the surface of the ocean
was still wanting.
Even at this day, if the Malay Archipelago were converted into land, the tropical parts of the Indian Ocean
would form a large and perfectly enclosed basin, in which any great group of marine animals might be multiplied; and here they would remain confined, until some of the species became adapted to a cooler climate, and were enabled to double the southern capes of Africa or Australia, and thus reach other and distant seas.
This fact is in perfect accordance with the geological history of the Andes; for these mountains have existed as a great barrier since the present races of animals have appeared; and therefore, unless we suppose the same species to have been created in two different places, we ought not to expect any closer similarity between the organic beings on the opposite sides of the Andes than on the opposite shores of the ocean