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Oh, Ishmael, you know not how sweet life is, when the last moment draws so nigh!"
Ever as he advanced he heard those shrieks, which sometimes seemed ringing among the clouds, and sometimes passed so nigh, as to appear to brush the earth.
Elsewhere match that bloom of theirs, ye cannot, save in Salem, where they tell me the young girls breathe such musk, their sailor sweethearts smell them miles off shore, as though they were drawing nigh the odorous Moluccas instead of the Puritanic sands.
"Why," quoth Robin in a mighty passion, "yon traitor felt low hath come as nigh slaying me as e'er a man in all the world.
"Quick, men, seize the vile Miller!" cried Stutely, who was nigh choking with laughter as were the rest; whereupon several ran upon the stout fellow and seizing him, bound his arms behind his back with bowstrings.
The hopes and fears of those on board of the ship were in tumultuous agitation, as the boat drew nigh that was to let them know the fortunes of the enterprise, and the fate of their predecessors.
I want Tom to be such a sort o' man as Riley, you know,--as can talk pretty nigh as well as if it was all wrote out for him, and knows a good lot o' words as don't mean much, so as you can't lay hold of 'em i' law; and a good solid knowledge o' business too."
Tulliver, rising and going to the window, "I don't know where she is now, an' it's pretty nigh tea-time.
He blew nigh the top of his head off with an old musket that they had for scarin' crows with.
Why, I've sat here off an' on for nigh twenty years past, an' it hasn't done me no harm.
My young men dreamed they had seen the trail of the Yengeese nigh the village of the Delawares!"
The western wave was all a-flame The day was well nigh done!