The next day there were very few ships in sight from our mast-heads - seven at most, perhaps, with a few more distant specks, hull down, beyond the magic ring of the horizon
. The spell of the fair wind has a subtle power to scatter a white-winged company of ships looking all the same way, each with its white fillet of tumbling foam under the bow.
From the middle of the building an ugly flat-topped octagonal tower ascended against the east horizon
, and viewed from this spot, on its shady side and against the light, it seemed the one blot on the city's beauty.
The sky and water were lost in the clear line of the horizon
I remember how my head swayed with the seas, and the horizon
with the sail above it danced up and down; but I also remember as distinctly that I had a persuasion that I was dead, and that I thought what a jest it was that they should come too late by such a little to catch me in my body.
But it shall be your curse, ye immaculate ones, ye pure discerners, that ye shall never bring forth, even though ye lie broad and teeming on the horizon
But it so happened, that those boats, without seeing Pip, suddenly spying whales close to them on one side, turned, and gave chase; and Stubb's boat was now so far away, and he and all his crew so intent upon his fish, that Pip's ringed horizon
began to expand around him miserably.
Overhead it was a deep Indian red and starless, and south-eastward it grew brighter to a glowing scarlet where, cut by the horizon
, lay the huge hull of the sun, red and motionless.
She would never have guessed that this man who had come from beyond her horizon
, was, in such moments, flashing on beyond her horizon
with wider and deeper concepts.
Higher up the hill, on the very horizon
, our guns were visible through the wonderfully clear air, brightly illuminated by slanting morning sunbeams.
She passed over the constellation of the Twins, and was now nearing the halfway point between the horizon
and the zenith.
In another direction were to be seen some of the sources of the Oregon, or Columbia, flowing to the northwest, past those towering landmarks the Three Tetons, and pouring down into the great lava plain; while, almost at the captain's feet, the Green River, or Colorado of the West, set forth on its wandering pilgrimage to the Gulf of California; at first a mere mountain torrent, dashing northward over a crag and precipice, in a succession of cascades, and tumbling into the plain where, expanding into an ample river, it circled away to the south, and after alternately shining out and disappearing in the mazes of the vast landscape, was finally lost in a horizon
He contented himself, therefore, with keeping the balloon at one hundred feet from the ground, and, at that elevation, a feeble current drove it toward the western horizon