|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Hear old ocean roar!|
Dr. Young.Last Day, Book I. Line 34.
|The storm is up; the anchor spring,|
And man the sails, my merry men;
I must not lose the carolling
Of ocean in a hurricane.
George Gray.(Quoted by the Rev. G. Gilfilian in the Life of Falconer, in his edition of the British Poets.)
|And I have loved thee, ocean! and my joy|
Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be
Borne, like thy bubbles, onward: from a boy
I wantond with thy breakersthey to me
Were a delight; and if the freshning sea
Made them a terrortwas a pleasing fear,
For I was as it were a child of thee,
And trusted to thy billows far and near,
And laid my hand upon thy maneas I do here.
Byron.Childe Harold, Canto IV. Stanza 184.
| [From the above source I have culled the following remarkable coincidences between this Gray and the preceding quotation from Byron:]|| 4|
My soul mates with the mountain storm;
Ill bid him welcome, clap his mane,
And hug his breakers to my breast.
I have loved thee, ocean, and was as a child of thee,
And laid my hand upon thy mane.
My joy was on thy breast to be borne. I wantond with thy breakers.