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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
202. The Life-tide
By John Bannister Tabb  (1845–1909)
  
EACH wave that breaks upon the strand,
How swift soe’er to spurn the sand
  And seek again the sea,
Christ-like, within its lifted hand
Must bear the stigma of the land        5
  For all eternity.

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