fore-and-aft sail quotes

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A wet sheet and a flowing sea,
A wind that follows fast
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Perchance, coming generations will not abide the dissolution of the globe, but, availing themselves of future inventions in aerial ...
Our fathers water'd with their tears
This sea of time whereon we sail,
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O pale, pale now, those rosy lips,
I aft hae kissed sae fondly;
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nat every wight he sholde go selle
Al that he hadde and yive it to the poore,
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As the bird trims her to the gale,
I trim myself to the storm of time,
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It is time to be old,
To take in sail:--
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Senta: These boats, sir, what are they for?
Hamar: They are solar boats for Pharaoh to use after his death. They're the means
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Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
O, better that her shattered hulk
Should sink beneath the wave;
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