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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Richard Hovey. 1864–1900
 
245. The Sea Gypsy
 
I AM fevered with the sunset, 
I am fretful with the bay, 
For the wander-thirst is on me 
And my soul is in Cathay. 
  
There 's a schooner in the offing,         5
With her topsails shot with fire, 
And my heart has gone aboard her 
For the Islands of Desire. 
  
I must forth again to-morrow! 
With the sunset I must be  10
Hull down on the trail of rapture 
In the wonder of the sea. 
 
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