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First Line: Last night I dreamed we parted once again
Last Line: Some drops of salt. I shuddered, and turned away.


Last night I dreamed we parted once again;
That all was over. From the outward shore
I saw a dim bark lessen more and more,
That bore her from me o'er the boundless main,
And yearned to follow: no sense of mystery
Fell on me nor the old fear of the sea.
Only I thought, knowledge must bring relief,
Nor feared the sunless gulfs, the tempest's breath,
Nor drowning, nor the bitterness of death.
Yet while as one who sees his hope decay,
And scarcely weeping, vacant in my grief,
I on the jetty stood and watched the ship,
The wave broke fresher, flinging on my lip
Some drops of salt. I shuddered, and turned away.





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