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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Outward and Inward Bound
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
(From Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 6.)

                ALL things that are,
Are with more spirit chasèd than enjoy’d.
How like a younker or a prodigal
The scarfèd bark puts from her native bay,
Hugg’d and embracèd by the strumpet wind!        5
How like the prodigal doth she return
With over-weather’d ribs, and ragged sails,
Lean, rent, and beggar’d by the strumpet wind!
 
 
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