And he dances, and he yells; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the pæan of the bells - Of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the throbbing of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells - To the sobbing of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, As he knells, knells, knells, In a happy Runic rhyme, To the rolling
of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells: - To the tolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
Ultimately some of the minor spars did go - nothing important: spanker-booms and such-like - because at times the frightful impetus of her rolling would part a fourfold tackle of new three- inch Manilla line as if it were weaker than pack-thread.
There came three months of mental worry, hard rolling, remorse, and physical pain to drive home the lesson of insufficient experience.
As the high watery walls came rolling in, and, at their highest, tumbled into surf, they looked as if the least would engulf the town.
Some efforts were even then being made, to cut this portion of the wreck away; for, as the ship, which was broadside on, turned towards us in her rolling, I plainly descried her people at work with axes, especially one active figure with long curling hair, conspicuous among the rest.
Each rolling mountain whelmed them from view, and I would wait with sickening anxiety, fearing that they would never appear again.
And as I choked and strangled, and as the Ghost wallowed for an instant, broadside on and rolling straight over and far into the wind, I beheld a huge sea rise far above my head.
See our line across the plain, Like a heel-rope bent again, Reaching, writhing, rolling
far, Sweeping all away to war!
"Yes, your honor," the soldier replied complacently, and rolling
his eyes more than ever he drew himself up still straighter, but did not move.
The miserable stations by the railway side, the great wild wood-yards, whence the engine is supplied with fuel; the negro children rolling on the ground before the cabin doors, with dogs and pigs; the biped beasts of burden slinking past: gloom and dejection are upon them all.
I saw in this place the whole process of picking, rolling, pressing, drying, packing in casks, and branding.
There was, at this moment, a great rolling
movement in the crowd, which stopped for a moment the march of the condemned.
And as I did their bidding I noticed what indeed had long been apparent to idler eyes: the wind was not; we had lost our southeast trades; the doomed ship was rolling in a dead calm.
Rolling, rolling, rolling so that it seemed minutes before I dared to move an inch.
Like a water-wheel awhirl, Like the rolling
of a pearl; Yet these but illustrate, To fools, the final state.