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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7777
AUTHOR:Charles Henry (John Paul) Webb (1834–1905)
QUOTATION:I send thee a shell from the ocean-beach;
But listen thou well, for my shell hath speech.
      Hold to thine ear
      And plain thou’lt hear 1 
          Tales of ships.
ATTRIBUTION:With a Nantucket Shell.
 
Note 1.
D. G. Rossetti: The Sea Hints. Page 769. Eugene Lee-Hamilton: Page 824. [back]
 

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