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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Traveller’s Hope
By Charles Granville
LAY me to rest in some fair spot
  Where sound of waters near,
And songs of sailors in their ships
  Shall reach my waiting ear:
Where I shall catch the Captain’s call:        5
  ‘All hands again to sea!’
When swift embarking, I may fare
  To founts of life to be;
Fare to the dream’d-of lands that lie
  Beyond the Port of Death;        10
Fare to the Dawn of whose glad realms
  God sometimes whispereth;
With hope of flowers that lift their heads
  After the night is past,
And joy of sailors in their ships        15
  When home ’s in sight at last.

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