Quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Alas for those two loving ones! she waked not from her swound,
And he was taken with the cramp, and in the waves was drowned;
But Fate has metamorphosed them, in pity of their woe,
And now they keep an oyster-shop for mermaids down below.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894), U.S. physician, writer. The Ballad of the Oysterman (l. 25–28). . .

Moon Is Shining Bright as Day, The; an Anthology of Good-humored Verse. Ogden Nash, ed. (1953) J. B. Lippincott Company.
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