Here the sea was calm
, save for a heavy but smooth ground-swell, and I took in the sea-anchor and began to row.
"Desire the governor to come to me," added the king, in accents full of calm
However that might be, poor Martha had a woman's heart, and a tender one, and it quailed within her, as she looked round at those strange old men, and from them to the calm
features of Adam Colburn.
It was very edifying to see these unbelievers shake their heads and frown, and hear them hold forth strongly upon navigation: not that they knew anything about it, but that they always mistrusted the captain in calm weather, or when the wind was adverse.
It even became an occupation in the calm, to wonder when the wind WOULD spring up in the favourable quarter, where, it was clearly shown by all the rules and precedents, it ought to have sprung up long ago.
There was yet another kind of passenger, and but one more, who, in the calm and the light winds, was a constant theme of conversation and observation among us.
We set to work: he sufficiently interested in the game, but calm and fearless in the consciousness of superior skill: I, intensely eager to disappoint his expectations, for I considered this the type of a more serious contest, as I imagined he did, and I felt an almost superstitious dread of being beaten: at all events, I could ill endure that present success should add one tittle to his conscious power (his insolent self-confidence I ought to say), or encourage for a moment his dream of future conquest.
As the usual hour of retirement approached I dried my eyes, and tried to clear my voice and calm my mind.
'Well, what then?' said he, with the calm insolence of mingled shamelessness and desperation.
'I wouldn't look so white and so calm, and burst my heart with keeping it in.'
On the 4th, however, the sea became more calm
, and the storm lessened its violence; the wind veered southward, and was once more favourable.
To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an army drawn up in calm
and confident array:--this is the art of studying circumstances.