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ADMIRAL EVANS, by            
First Line: The wide seas search for him. But vain their quest
Last Line: They fashioned him to fight — still fights he on!
Subject(s): Evans, Robley Dunglison (1846-1912); Sailing & Sailors; War; Seamen; Sails


THE wide seas search for him. But vain their quest
Through anxious hours the great steel ships among;
They find him not. The thousand tides that sung
The glories of his war-steeds prancing west
Have hushed their trumpets. Him they loved the best,
Their lord unvanquished, still gay-voiced and young,
Though Pain, his foe implacable, has flung
Him helpless to the shore and robbed his rest.

His kingdom, then, is lost? Because no more
His glance shall sweep the sunburst leagues of seas,
What folly thus to speak of glory gone!
Strife is his kingdom — that sea has no shore —
The gods gave not this man the path of ease,
They fashioned him to fight — still fights he on!





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