Poems for the Sea

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Poems for the Sea  (1850) 
by Lydia Sigourney

POEMS

FOR

THE SEA.

BY

MRS. L. H. SIGOURNEY.




"They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, they see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep."




HARTFORD:

H S. PARSONS & CO.

1850.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by

H. S. PARSONS AND COMPANY,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Connecticut.

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J. GILES, Printer.

HARTFORD.

CONTENTS


Parting, 9
Our Ships, 11
The two Teachers, 15
My first Sabbath at Sea, 19
Song of the Icelandic Fishermen, 25
Reef Sails, 29
Icebergs, 33
Prayers at Sea, 37
Oracle for Seamen, 39
The Trusting Child, 41
Laura, 45
Teachings of the Sea, 51
Drink, Friends, 53
Homeward Bound, 55
The Prophet's Vision, 57
Midnight Thoughts at Sea, 59
The Angel of the Waters, 61
To the Ocean, 65
The Brother, 69
Return to Native Land, 75
The Geranium Plant at Sea, 83
Farewell to Fellow Voyagers, 85
The Mother's blessing on her Sailor Son, 91
The Sister's Farewell, 95
Tom Hardy, 97
The Happy Mariner, 101
Hymn at Parting, 105
I went to Sea, 109
Intemperance, 113
The Sailor's Sick Child, 117
A Bible Story, 121
Thoughts in Sickness, 125
The Hero, 127
Gratitude, 131
Burial at Sea, 133
Hope in God, 135
The Whaler's Song, 139
Thanksgiving Day on Shore, 137
What could they do without us?, 143
To a Retired Seaman, 147
Ho Landsmen!, 149
My happy Home, 151

The little embellishments of this Book were designed expressly for it, by Mr. W. R. Lawrence, a young artist, of Hartford, Conn., and engraved by Mr. W. H. Dodd.


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.