Quotation by John Masefield

'When freezing aloft in a snorter, I tell you I wish—
(Though maybe it ain't like a Christian)MI wish I could be
A haughty old copper-bound albatross dipping for fish
And coming the proud over all o' the birds o' the sea.'
John Masefield (1878–1967), British poet. Sea Change (l. 13–16). . .

Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892–1935. William Butler Yeats, ed. (1936) Oxford University Press.
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