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  • As they ran into the first tangled grasses and twisted trees of the sea-marsh called Saltangum, there was a strange high whistling, and suddenly the air was raining arrows.

    Villains by Necessity

  • They splashed through the ford, climbed to the track on the bank, then, before reaching Sir Henry's house, they turned right onto a narrow path that led, ever more narrowly, into the reeds of the sea-marsh.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • Julian wondered how many travellers had been lost in that strange sea-marsh.

    Five Go To Smugglers Top

  • The sea-marsh cattle turned loose to pasture in the lush spring beauty -- turned loose in Elysium!

    Balcony Stories

  • Thought refuses to travel and turn and double over it; thought, like the eye, takes the shortest cut -- straight over the sea-marsh; and in the spring of the year, when the lilies are in bloom, thought could not take a more heavenly way, even from beloved to beloved.

    Balcony Stories

  • They understand that much, the sea-marsh cattle, to keep out of reach of the dead combatant.

    Balcony Stories

  • Not in clumps and bunches, not in spots and patches, not in banks, meadows, acres, but in -- yes; for still it lifted beyond and beyond and beyond; the eye could not touch the limit of them, for the eye can touch only the limit of vision; and the lilies filled the whole sea-marsh, for that is the way spring comes to the sea-marshes.

    Balcony Stories

  • Looking under the branches of the oaks, one could see across the prairie, -- prairie and sea-marsh it was, -- and clearly distinguish another little red-washed house like the Mérionaux, with

    Balcony Stories

  • I found for myself a driftwood log at the edge of the sea-marsh, and here for a time I sat down, moodily staring out across the bay, as unhappy, I fancy, as man gets to be in this world.

    The Lady and the Pirate Being the Plain Tale of a Diligent Pirate and a Fair Captive

  • A thousand side channels led back into the fortresses of the great sea-marsh, to this or that of the many lakes, lagoons and pond holes where the wild fowl found their feeding beds.

    The Lady and the Pirate Being the Plain Tale of a Diligent Pirate and a Fair Captive

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    September 15, 2009

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  • Glooms of the live-oaks, beautiful-braided and woven

    With intricate shades of the vines that myriad-cloven

    Clamber the forks of the multiform boughs,—

    Emerald twilights,—

    Virginal shy lights,

    Wrought of the leaves to allure to the whisper of vows,

    When lovers pace timidly down through the green colonnades

    Of the dim sweet woods, of the dear dark woods,

    Of the heavenly woods and glades,

    That run to the radiant marginal sand-beach within

    The wide sea-marshes of Glynn;—

    - Sidney Lanier, 'Marshes of Glynn'.

    September 15, 2009