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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Charles Henry (John Paul) Webb. (1834–1905)
 
 
1
    Friends I have had both old and young,
And ale we drank and songs we sung:
Enough you know when this is said,
That, one and all, they died in bed.
  In bed they died and I’ll not go
  Where all my friends have perished so.
          Dum vivimus vigilamus.
2
    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.
          With a Nantucket Shell.
3
    Of Christian souls more have been wrecked on shore
      Than ever were lost at sea.
          With a Nantucket Shell.
 
Note 1.
D. G. Rossetti: The Sea Hints. Page 769. Eugene Lee-Hamilton: Page 824. [back]
 

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