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SONG OF THE SHELL, by            
First Line: The aged ocean is my nurse
Last Line: Sing, ocean, surge and sing!
Subject(s): Sea; Shells; Ocean; Conchology

The aged ocean is my nurse,
My swaddling-band, sea-grass;
The bright waves wash me in their spray
And kiss me as they pass.

The storm-song is my lullaby,
I love old Ocean's voice;
The flood-tides bring me dainty food,
And waking I rejoice.

Though but a tender, pearly shell,
Safe to my rock I cling;
The future hath no fears for me,
Sing, Ocean, surge and sing!

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