The sea drowns out humanity and time; it has no sympathy with either; for it belongs to eternity, and of that it sings its monotonous song for ever and ever. Holmes.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, Chap. XI.
The sea remembers nothing. It is feline. It licks your feetits huge flanks purr very pleasantly for you; but it will crack your bones and eat you, for all that, and wipe the crimsoned foam from its jaws as if nothing had happened. Holmes.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, Chap. XI.
Thou wert before the continents, before The hollow heavens, which like another sea Encircles them, and thee; but whence thou wert, And whence thou wast created, is not known. Antiquity was young when thou wast old. There is no limit to thy strength, no end To thy magnificence. Thou goest forth On thy long journeys to remotest lands, And comest back unwearied. Stoddard.Hymn to the Sea.