We twain have met like the ships upon the sea,1 Who hold an hours converse, so short, so sweet; One little hour! And then, away they speed On lonely paths, through mist and cloud and foam, To meet no more.
A Life Drama. Part iv.
Note 1. Longfellow: The Theologians Tale: Elizabeth, page 644. Thomas Moore: The Meeting of the Ships, page 644, note. Edward Bulwer-Lytton: A Lament, page 631. [back]