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Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell
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And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
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Uncontradicting solitude
Supports me on its giant palm;
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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land,
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That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
There are certain things--as, a spider, a ghost,
The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three--
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The sea--this truth must be confessed--has no generosity. No display of manly qualities--courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulne ...
A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway.
The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
While the hollow oak our palace is,
Our heritage the sea.
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