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A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea

By Cunningham, Allan

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Book Id: WPLBN0000247674
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea  
Author: Cunningham, Allan
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: A WET sheet and a flowing sea, // A wind that follows fast, // And fills the white and rustling sail, // And bends the gallant mast- // And bends the gallant mast, my boys, // While, like the eagle free, // Away the good ship flies, and leaves // Old England on the lee. // O for a soft and gentle mind! // I heard a fair one cry; // But give to me the snoring breeze // And white waves heaving high- // And white waves heaving high, my boys, // The good ship tight and free; // The world of waters is our home, // And merry men are we. // There's tempest in yon horned moon, // And lightning in yon cloud; // And hark the music, mariners! // The wind is piping loud- // The wind is piping loud, my boys, // The lightning flashing free; // While the hollow oak our palace is, // Our heritage the sea.


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