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First Line: Some fell away to westward with the wind
Last Line: And overhead the petrel wafted wide.
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.); Disasters; Shipwrecks


Some fell away to westward with the wind,
And one full darkly figured on the sun
At sunset; but the fight on Briton's beach
Got us a shelter under Dover cliff,
And all night long a voice made wild lament
Circling the confines of the restless camp;
So that we had sad thoughts of those at sea.
There would no messenger come back from them!
Each one alone went leaping down the world
With no sail set, deserted on the deck,
And in the hull a tremor of low speech.
And overhead the petrel wafted wide.





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