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Then the wife of the skipper lost at sea
Said, "God has touched him! why should we!"
It was the schooner Hesperus,
That sailed the wintry sea;
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All sailors pause to watch a steamer, and shout in welcome or derision. In one a large Newfoundland dog put his paws on the rail a ...
"Here me, neighbors!" at last he cried,--
"What to me is this noisy ride?
Small pity for him!--He sailed away
From a leaking ship in Chaleur Bay,--
Waking or sleeping, I see a wreck,
And hear a cry from a reeling deck!
Of all the rides since the birth of time,
Told in story or sung in rhyme,--
The strangest ride that ever was sped
Was Ireson's, out from Marblehead!
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