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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
Full Fathom Five thy Father Lies
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
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  FULL fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
  Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change        5
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly sing his knell:
Hark! now I hear them,—Ding-dong, bell.

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