Quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

It was a tall young oysterman lived by the river-side,
His shop was just upon the bank, his boat was on the tide;
The daughter of a fisherman, that was so straight and slim,
Lived over on the other bank, right opposite to him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894), U.S. physician, poet. The Ballad of the Oysterman (l. 1–4). . .

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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