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THALATTA:

A

BOOK FOR THE SEA-SIDE.

'As soon as the men who were in the vanguard had climbed
the hilt and beheld the Sea, they gave a great shout, . . ■ cry-
ing out, "Thalatta! Thalatta!" >

Xenophon's Expedition of Cyrus, iv. 7.

BOSTON:
TICKNOR, REED, AND FIELDS.

HDCOCLUI.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by
TICKNOR, REED, AND FIELDS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. Leaves

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Under which the bright sea heaves,
While each breathless interval
In their whisperings musical
The inspired soul supplies
With its own deep melodies.

Shelley.

• . . God's own profound
Was above me, and round me the mountains,

And under, the sea;
And within me, my heart, to bear witness

What was and shall be.

Browning.

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.

Tennyson.

That hears all night

The plunging seas draw backward from the land Their moon-led waters white.

Tennyson.

And the great sea-waves below,
Pulse o' the midnight, beating slow.

Whittier.

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