Quotation by Emma Hart Willard

And such the trust that still were mine,
Though stormy winds swept o'er the brine,
Or though the tempest's fiery breath
Roused me from sleep to wreck and death.
In ocean cave, still safe with Thee
The germ of immortality!
And calm and peaceful shall I sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep.
Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870), U.S. poet. Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep (l. 17–24). . .

Moods of the Sea; Masterworks of Sea Poetry. George C. Solley and Eric Steinbaugh, comps. (1981) Naval Institute Press.
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