It was now nearly the hour of high tide
, but the waves were so great that in their troughs the shallows of the shore were almost visible, and the schooner, with all sails set, was rushing with such speed that, in the words of one old salt, "she must fetch up somewhere, if it was only in hell".
of darkness flowed on swiftly; and with tropical suddenness a swarm of stars came out above the shadowy earth, while I lingered yet, my hand resting lightly on my ship's rail as if on the shoulder of a trusted friend.
She thinks your lady-love will rule you as the moon rules the tides
All those ears of corn bent, and became waves more agitated than those of the ocean, which rolled from the extremities to the center, and beat, like the tides
, against the hedge of archers who surrounded the gibbets.
Next morning all, except the cook, were rather ashamed of the ceremonies, and went to work double tides
, speaking gruffly to one another.
And all this happened far away to the north, beyond Labrador, beyond Hudson's Strait, where the great tides
heave the ice about, north of Melville Peninsula--north even of the narrow Fury and Hecla Straits--on the north shore of Baffin Land, where Bylot's Island stands above the ice of Lancaster Sound like a pudding-bowl wrong side up.
But, as the darkness came on, the throng momently increased; and, by the time the lamps were well lighted, two dense and continuous tides
of population were rushing past the door.
A poet--none was present--might have quoted, "Life like a dome of many coloured glass," or might have compared the curtains to sluice-gates, lowered against the intolerable tides
as of an intellect doubled on itself), by abandonment to the nature of things; that beside his privacy of power as an individual man, there is a great public power on which he can draw, by unlocking, at all risks, his human doors, and suffering the ethereal tides
to roll and circulate through him; then he is caught up into the life of the Universe, his speech is thunder, his thought is law, and his words are universally intelligible as the plants and animals.
He stopped, moreover, and began inquiring of an old boatman as to the tides
and the ships.
of Pellucidar don't amount to much by comparison with our higher tides
of the outer world, but I knew that it ought to prove ample to float the Sari.
When there are high tides
, we are simply cut off from the mainland altogether unless we go across on a farm cart.