TheThird Fleet's sunken and damaged ships have been salvaged and are retiring at high speed toward the enemy.1944 Comment,14 Oct, on hearing claims that the Japanese had virtually annihilated the US fleet. Quoted in E B Potter Bull Halsey (1985), ch.17.
I shall sleep, and move with the moving ships, Change as the winds change, veer in the tide.algernon charles swinburne
And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill; But O for the touch of a vanished hand, And the sound of a voice that is still!Tennyson
There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.Beatty, David, 1st Earl Beatty
The success of our surprise attack on Pearl Harbor will prove to be the Waterloo of the war to follow. For this reason the Imperial Navy is massing the cream of its strength in ships and planes to assure success.chuichi nagumo
We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.oliver hazard perry
While many a lovely ship below sailed byOn unknown errand, kempt and leisurely;And after each, oh, after each, my heartFled forth, as, watching from the Downs apart,I shared with ships good joys and fortunes wideThat might befall their beauty and their pride…vita sackville-west
No attempt of any kind must be made at rescuing members of ships sunk, and this includes picking up persons in the water and putting them in lifeboats, righting capsized lifeboats, and handing over food and water. Rescue runs counter to the most primitive demands of warfare for the destruction of enemy ships and crews. Be hard, remember that the enemy has no regard for women and children when he bombs German cities.karl dönitz
Creative work, in geology and anywhere else, is interaction and synthesis: half-baked ideas from a barroom, rocks in the field, chains of thought from lonely walks, numbers squeezed from rocks in a laboratory, numbers from a calculator riveted to a desk, fancy equipment usually malfunctioning on expensive ships, cheap equipment in the human cranium, arguments before a roadcut.stephen jay gould
When raging love with extreme pain Most cruelly distrains my heart; When that my tears, as floods of rain, Bear witness of my woful smart; When sighs have wasted so my breath That I lie at the point of death: I call to mind the navy great That the Greeks brought to Troyè town: And how the boisterous winds did beat Their ships, and rent their sails adown; Till Agamemnon 's daughter's blood Appeased the gods that them withstood.howard, henry, earl of surrey
A number of frail girls... prisoners in the top room of a circular tower, embroidering a kind of tapestry which spilled out the slit windows and into a void, seeking hopelessly to fill the void: for all the other buildings and creatures, all the waves, ships and forests of the earth were contained in this tapestry, and the tapestry was the world.thomas pynchon
In the last moments of the great ship’s doom, when all was plainly lost, when braver and hardier men might almost have been excused for doing practically anything to save themselves, they stood responsive to their conductor’s baton and played a recessional tune.steve turner
Stream of the living world Where dash the billows of strife! One plunge in the mighty torrent Is a year of tamer life! City of glorious days, Of hope, and labour and mirth, With room and to spare, on thy splendid bays For the ships of all the earth!richard watson gilder
Lo! body and soul! this land! Mighty Manhattan, with spires, and The sparkling and hurrying tides, and the ships; The varied and ample land, the South And the North in the light Ohio's shores, and flashing Missouri, And ever the far-spreading prairies, covered with grass and corn.walt whitman
For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses.Samuel Butler
Our ships were British oak, And hearts of oak our men.S. J. Arnold, Death of Nelson.
Hearts of oak are our ships, Gallant tars are our men.Garrick, Hearts of Oak.
We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own.George W. Bush, Speech on new space exploration initiatives (January 14, 2004)
"I will be forced to sink [the US ships], because even if I have one ship left I will proceed with the bombardment. Spain, the Queen and I prefer honour without ships than ships without honour."Casto Méndez Núñez on the Valparaiso bombardment.[ ]
ships that sailed for sunny isles, But never came to shore.thomas kibble hervey
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