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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Song: ‘The boat is chafing at our long delay’
By John Davidson (1857–1909)
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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