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First Line: For love of the sea, child elsie
Last Line: Afar from the fishing town.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FOR love of the sea, Child Elsie,
Untethered the dory's rope,
To ride with native impulse
The water's rise and slope.
For love of the seaman's maiden,
The mew-tides running down,
Swept out to sea the dory
Afar from the fishing town.





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