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COPYRIGHT, 1883,
BY THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.

franklin Press:
RAND, AVERY, AND COMPANY,

BOSTON,

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Thou wert before the continents, before
The hollow heavens, which like another sea
Encircles them and thee; but whence thou wert,
And when thou wast created, is not known.
Antiquity was young when thou wast oli.
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.

RICHARD HENRY STODDARD: Hymn to the Sea.

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HE compiler of these Songs and Poems of the
Sea returns thanks to those kind friends whose

contributions and encouragement have so greatly aided her work. She trusts that none will miss their favorite poems from these pages; but, should this happen, she hopes to have made amends by offering some lyrics which now appear for the first time, and many others which are rarely to be found.

Many of the full-page illustrations, and all of the vignettes which are placed before and after the various divisions of the book, are from original designs by Miss FLORENTINE H. HAYDEN, to whom the particular gratitude of the compiler and publishers is hereby rendered.

Thanks are due to Messrs. D. APPLETON & COMPANY, HARPER & BROTHERS, CHARLES SCRIBNER's Sons, HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN, & COMPANY, JAMES R. OSGOOD & COMPANY, A. WILLIAMS & COMPANY, “ OUR CONTINENT,

” “THE CENTURY COMPANY," and others, for the permission to use in this volume copyrighted poems which they control.

With this brief preface she bids “Bon voyage !" to all her readers.

A. L. W. BLOOMFIELD, N.J., May, 1883.

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