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Poem by Capel Lofft
To the Sea
Written on the Beach at Aldborough THOU awful sea! upon this shingly beach Of Aldborough I pace: my gazing eye Thy world of waters lost in the dim sky Admiring, and thy echoing waves, that teach, In voice of thunder, more than tongue can preach; The knell of ages past and passing by; And claim their ancient empire o’er the dry And solid earth; each animating each. Of towns long sunk, o’er which thy wild waves roar, Of sea to land, of land to ocean turned, I muse: and mourn, that who could amplest pour Homeric tones on thy resounding shore Porson is dead!—that sea of Grecian lore Unbounded, in the abyss of fate inurned.
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