from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The land of Cock-aigne.
- n. The place of future existence of lubbers: a kind of nautical purgatory.
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It may seem to us an idle lubberland, a paradise of do-nothings; -- Mr. Ruskin sees in it only a "dim, stupid, serene, leguminous enjoyment."
"Emerge from the lubberland of dreams, and be swift in attendance upon a wight whose wandering star has led him to your hospitable gate."
On the contrary, nothing so facile, pellucid, pleasant to read had appeared in modern literature -- a poetic lubberland, a "clear, unwrinkled song."
Elation at mere existence, pure cosmic emotion and delight, would, it seems to me, quench all interest in those speculations, if the world were nothing but a lubberland of happiness already.
Truth I cried, though the heavens crush me for following her; no falsehood! though a whole celestial lubberland were the price of apostacy.