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First Line: A horse-shoe nailed, for luck, upon a mast
Last Line: Then fold it down forever on his breast.
Subject(s): Life


A horse-shoe nailed, for luck, upon a mast;
That mast, wave-bleached, upon the shore was cast!
I saw, and thence no fetich I revered,
But safer through tempest, to my haven steered.
The place with rose and myrtle was o'ergrown,
Yet Fear and Sorrow held it for their own.
A garden then I sowed without one fear,--
Sowed fennel, yet lived griefless all the year.
Brave lines, long life, did my friend's hand display.
Not so mine own; yet mine is quick to-day.
Once more in his I read Fate's idle jest,
Then fold it down forever on his breast.




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