Robert Southey quotes

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They have whetted their teeth against the stones,
And now they pick the Bishop's bones;
Then when he saw it could hold no more,
Bishop Hatto, he made fast the door;
And everybody praised the Duke
Who such a fight did win.--
When the rock was hid by the surges' swell,
The mariners heard the warning bell,
One dreadful sound could the Rover hear,
A sound as if, with the Inchcape Bell,
The Devil below was ringing his knell.
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The ship was still as she could be;
"You are old, Father William," the young man cried,
"And life must be hastening away;
Departed Goose! I neither know nor care.
But this I know, that we pronounced thee fine,
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