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Quotation by Hilda Doolittle
Grumble and swear and curse,
brother, god and the boat,
and the great waves,
but could you guess
what strange terror lurks in the sea-depth,
you'd thank the gods for the ship.
Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961), U.S. poet. "The Look–out."
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