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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Home-thoughts, from the Sea
By Robert Browning (1812–1889)
 
NOBLY, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-west died away;
Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay;
Bluish ’mid the burning water, full in face Trafalgar lay;
In the dimmest North-east distance dawn’d Gibraltar grand and gray;
‘Here and here did England help me: how can I help England?’—say,        5
Whoso turns as I, this evening, turn to God to praise and pray,
While Jove’s planet rises yonder, silent over Africa.
 
 
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