We made sail and tried to clew off, when the rotten work of the Tahiti shipwrights
In York the shipwrights
acted the building of the ark, the fishmongers the Flood, and the gold- beaters and money-workers the three Kings out of the East.
A hungry crowd of shipwrights
sharpened their chisels at the sight of that carcass of a ship.
I spent the next day with Dominic on board the little craft watching the shipwrights
at work on her deck.
Our carpenter being prepared to grave the outside of the ship, as well as to pay the seams where he had caulked her to stop the leaks, had got two kettles just let down into the boat, one filled with boiling pitch, and the other with rosin, tallow, and oil, and such stuff as the shipwrights
use for that work; and the man that attended the carpenter had a great iron ladle in his hand, with which he supplied the men that were at work with the hot stuff.
The same thing is to be perceived in the other arts and sciences; for a painter would not represent an animal with a foot disproportionally large, though he had drawn it remarkably beautiful; nor would the shipwright
make the prow or any other part of the vessel larger than it ought to be; nor will the master of the band permit any who sings louder and better than the rest to sing in concert with them.
And when you want to buy a ship, the shipwright
or the pilot would be better?
You are hard as the axe which a shipwright
wields at his work, and cleaves the timber to his liking.
And as shipwright
and able assistant," she laughed back.
He made the raft as broad as a skilled shipwright
makes the beam of a large vessel, and he fixed a deck on top of the ribs, and ran a gunwale all round it.
I was but a bungling shipwright
, yet as I knew the usefulness and even necessity of such a thing, I applied myself with so much pains to do it, that at last I brought it to pass; though, considering the many dull contrivances I had for it that failed, I think it cost me almost as much labour as making the boat.
A far-sighted Boston reporter slid away for a full copy of the epic and an interview with the author; so that earth had nothing more to offer Captain Bart Edwardes, ex-whaler, shipwright
, master-fisherman, and poet, in the seventy-third year of his age.