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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
John Davidson. 1857–1909
850. Song
THE boat is chafing at our long delay, 
  And we must leave too soon 
The spicy sea-pinks and the inborne spray, 
  The tawny sands, the moon. 
Keep us, O Thetis, in our western flight!         5
  Watch from thy pearly throne 
Our vessel, plunging deeper into night 
  To reach a land unknown. 
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