Soon the crew came on board in twos and threes; the riggers bestirred
themselves; the mates were actively engaged; and several of the shore people were busy in bringing various last things on board.
Yes; and many is the time, when, after the severest uninterrupted labors, which know no night; continuing straight through for ninety-six hours; when from the boat, where they have swelled their wrists with all day rowing on the Line, --they only step to the deck to carry vast chains, and heave the heavy windlass, and cut and slash, yea, and in their very sweatings to be smoked and burned anew by the combined fires of the equatorial sun and the equatorial try-works; when, on the heel of all this, they have finally bestirred
themselves to cleanse the ship, and make a spotless dairy room of it; many is the time the poor fellows, just buttoning the necks of their clean frocks, are startled by the cry of There she blows!
As the stupendous collection were yet concealed by cloths, lest the envious dust should injure their complexions, Nell bestirred
herself to assist in the embellishment of the room, in which her grandfather also was of great service.
Touching the prisoners we have made, we do in Christian charity require you to send a man of religion, to receive their confession, and reconcile them with God; since it is our fixed intention to execute them this morning before noon, so that their heads being placed on the battlements, shall show to all men how lightly we esteem those who have bestirred
themselves in their rescue.
On recovering from his first stupefaction, he bestirred
himself to shout, to the four personages on the stage, "Go on!
The man bestirred
himself and declared that China's harvest of giant clams at Panatag 'is an affront to our territory and to our sovereignty.'
Nor has the FTC bestirred
itself to break up or tame the giant monopolies that dominate more and more of the economy.
FOR the third time only, I have bestirred
myself to write to The Journal following letters from some of your regular pro-Brexit correspondents.
It was only after your silence was questioned on the social media that you bestirred
yourself into action.
Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives' chaplain may not have bestirred
many to form an opinion.
Obama got a ratings bump when he finally bestirred
himself to order airstrikes and vowed to ''degrade and ultimately destroy'' the Islamic State.
But what community ever bestirred
itself against frauds on the internal revenue, against moonshine distilleries, against smuggling, against a hundred things which are crimes against the United States?