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“I remember, not many years ago," interrupted the merry-faced guest, "a water-man, in attendance at the cab-stand at the top of the Haymarket, for a bribe of five shillings, tossed off a bottle of gin, upon which he dropped down insensible, and soon died.”
“The water-man from the well-curb put in a plea for the small architect, saying that it was only the play of a baby and did not much disfigure my garden.”
“It puts us up against it for a water-man, though," said Allan, thoughtfully.”
“Ay! You go down a bit, past wheer th' water-man lives -- and then”
“Could he reach the water-side, the fugitive would find every boat at his service; while his pursuers, on coming up, found every water-man very busy and very gruff.”
“Circular Quay and hired a water-man to take him down the harbour to the”
“Father said, he thought I was not much of a sailor, that I did not understand navigation; and I made up my mind that he was correct, that I was not much of a water-man.”
“Middlin 'well," returned Abner, cautiously; "but little Sue, here, is the water-man for me.”
“Statesmanship has degenerated into state-cunning, has become the science of finesse, the art of looking one way and rowing another, like the water-man whose face is always the reverse of his progress.”
“This is the case of many, like the water-man that looks one way, and rows another; many have their eyes on heaven whose hearts are in the earth; they hope in God, but choose him not for”
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List of characters and character names found in the poetry of John Bunyan (1628-1688). With some place names thrown in for good measure.
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