Aloft will it build itself with columns and stairs--life itself: into remote distances would it gaze, and out towards blissful beauties-- THEREFORE doth it require elevation!
Here where the tarantula's den is, riseth aloft an ancient temple's ruins--just behold it with enlightened eyes!
The tall masts holding aloft the white canvas, spread out like a snare for catching the invisible power of the air, emerge gradually from the water, sail after sail, yard after yard, growing big, till, under the towering structure of her machinery, you perceive the insignificant, tiny speck of her hull.
Such an experience gives you a better impression of the loftiness of your spars than any amount of running aloft could do.
I had passed the forest, and had come, as it were, to the legs of the old stone Witch who sits up aloft
there forever waiting for the world to die.
Great Washington, too, stands high aloft
on his towering main-mast in Baltimore, and like one of Hercules' pillars, his column marks that point of human grandeur beyond which few mortals will go.
The season for the Line at length drew near; and every day when Ahab, coming from his cabin, cast his eyes aloft
, the vigilant helmsman would ostentatiously handle his spokes, and the eager mariners quickly run to the braces, and would stand there with all their eyes centrally fixed on the nailed doubloon; impatient for the order to point the ship's prow for the equator.
Let me pause for a minute to look out over the sea sparkling in the sun, or to gaze at a sailor going aloft
to the gaff-topsails, or running out the bowsprit, and I am sure to hear the hateful voice, "'Ere, you, 'Ump, no sodgerin'.
AN EAGLE, flying down from his perch on a lofty rock, seized upon a lamb and carried him aloft
in his talons.
Not otherwise than when a kite, tremendous bird, is beheld by the feathered generation soaring aloft
, and hovering over their heads, the amorous dove, and every innocent little bird, spread wide the alarm, and fly trembling to their hiding-places.
This invaluable fruit, brought to perfection by the rich soil of the Marquesas, and home aloft
on a stately column more than a hundred feet from the ground, would seem at first almost inaccessible to the simple natives.
Young Partington poured forth the bright yellow wine and holding the glass aloft
, cried, "Here is to the health and long happiness of my royal mistress, the noble Queen Eleanor; and may my journey and her desirings soon have end, and I find a certain stout yeoman men call Robin Hood."