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The Wreck of the Hesperus

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Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,968 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 761
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9442
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

Then up and spake an old sailor,
Had sailed to the Spanish Main,
"I pray thee, put into yonder port,
For I fear a hurricane.

[Illustration]

"Last night the moon had a golden ring,
And to-night no moon we see!"
The skipper he blew a whiff from his pipe,
And a scornful laugh laughed he.

Colder and louder blew the wind,
A gale from the north-east;
The snow fell hissing in the brine,
And the billows frothed like yeast.

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