This wench we speak of strays so from her kind, Nature repents she made her; 'tis a mermaid Has tolled my son to shipwreck
Life often seems like a long shipwreck, of which the débris are friendship, fame, and love.anne louise germaine de staël
He complains wrongfully at the sea that suffer shipwreck twice. (Strauss, 1994 p. 898)
In American literature she will remain a remarkable biographic phenomenon, while the tragic death of this Lycidas of women, a most painful personal story of shipwreck, was intensified by so many melancholy incidents that whoever, long years hence, may read them, will wonder how the gods could have been so pitiless, and why the life of new happiness and larger intellectual achievement which was before her should so suddenly have ended upon that savage and inhospitable shore.margaret fuller
Methinks I am like a man, who having struck on many shoals, and having narrowly escap'd shipwreck in passing a small frith, has yet the temerity to put out to sea in the same leaky weather-beaten vessel, and even carries his ambition so far as to think of compassing the globe under these disadvantageous circumstances.David Hume
Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.Guy de Maupassant
Accordingly, death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked.
The Westerly Wind asserting his sway from the south-west quarter is often like a monarch gone mad, driving forth with wild imprecations the most faithful of his courtiers to shipwreck, disaster, and death.joseph conrad
Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night, Brother to Death, in silent darkness born, Relieve my languish and restore the light; With dark forgetting of my care return. And let the day be time enough to mourn The shipwreck of my ill adventured youth: Let waking eyes suffice to wail their scorn Without the torment of the night's untruth.Samuel Daniel
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