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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
 
III. The Ship in a Storm
By Robert Southey (1774–1843)
 
O GOD! have mercy in this dreadful hour
  On the poor mariner! In comfort here,
  Safe sheltered as I am, I almost fear
The blast that rages with resistless power.
What were it now to toss upon the waves,        5
  The maddened waves, and know no succor near;
  The howling of the storm alone to hear,
And the wild sea that to the tempest raves;
  To gaze amid the horrors of the night,
  And only see the billows’ gleaming light;        10
Then in the dread of death to think of her
  Who, as she listens sleepless to the gale,
  Puts up a silent prayer, and waxes pale!
O God! have mercy on the mariner!
 
 
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