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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
A Christmas Song
William Cox Bennett (b. 1820)
  BLOW, wind, blow,
Sing through yard and shroud;
Pipe it shrilly and loud,
  Aloft as well as below;
Sing in my sailor’s ear        5
The song I sing to you,
“Come home, my sailor true,
For Christmas that comes so near.”
  Go, wind, go,
Hurry his home-bound sail,        10
Through gusts that are edged with hail,
  Through winter, and sleet, and snow;
Song, in my sailor’s ear,
Your shrilling and moans shall be,
For he knows they sing him to me        15
And Christmas that comes so near.


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