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BOOK FOR THE SEA-SIDE.
'As soon as the men who were in the vanguard had climbed
Xenophon's Expedition of Cyrus, iv. 7.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. Leaves
Under which the bright sea heaves,
• . . God's own profound
And under, the sea;
What was and shall be.
How sweet it were
To hear each other's whispered speech;
Eating the Lotos day by day,
To watch the crisping ripples on the beach,
And tender curving lines of creamy spray.
To lend our hearts and spirits wholly
To the influence of mild-minded melancholy
To muse and brood, and live again in memory.
That hears all night
The plunging seas draw backward from the land Their moon-led waters white.
And the great sea-waves below,