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made those same ports more busy with the hum and thrift of commerce, than they had ever been before; I could have given a new impulse to their revolutions, and made them rich enough to indulge in the luxury of a pronunciamiento, once a week.
The bait was tempting, but there stood the great lion in their path—the model Republic.
The fact is, I must do this model Republic the justice to say, that it not only bullied the little South American republics, but all the world besides.
Even old John Bull, grown rich, and plethoric, and asthmatic and gouty, trembled when he thought of his rich argosies, and of the possibility of Yankee privateers chasing them.
Taking the Bradford in tow, then, we squared away for Puerto Cabello, but darkness came on before we could reach the entrance of the harbor, and we were compelled to stand off and on, during the night—the schooner being cast off, and taking care of herself, under sail.
The Sumter lay on the still waters, all night, like a huge mon