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First Line: To the sea-shell's spiral round
Last Line: As much beauty as they sing.
Subject(s): Shells; Conchology


To the sea-shell's spiral round
'T is your heart that brings the sound:
The soft sea-murmurs that you hear
Within, are captured from your ear.

You do poets and their song
A grievous wrong,
If your own soul does not bring
To their high imagining
As much beauty as they sing.





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