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R. C. Materston.
BOOK FOR THE SEA-SIDE.
'As soon as the men who were in the vanguard had climbed
Xenophon's Expedition of Cyrus, iv. 7.
TICKNOR, REED, AND FIELDS.
M DCCC LIII.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by
TICKNOR, REED, AND FIELDS,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
THURSTON, TORRY, AND EMERSON, PRINTERS.
God's own profound
Was above me, and round me the mountains,
And under, the sea;
And within me, my heart, to bear witness
What was and shall be.
How sweet it were
To hear each other's whispered specch;
Eating the Lotos day by day,
To watch the crisping ripples on the beach,
To the influence of mild-minded melancholy
That hears all night
The plunging seas draw backward from the land Their moon-led waters white.
And the great sea-waves below,
Pulse o' the midnight, beating slow.