Poems of Felicia Hemans in Forget Me Not, 1829/To the Sea

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From The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science, Vol. 13, December 1828,
page 710

The Forget Me Not, page 144

From the Forget Me Not.


Thou glorious sea! more pleasing far
    When all thy waters are at rest,
And noonday sun or midnight star
    Is shining on thy waveless breast.

More pleasing far, than when the wings
    Of stormy winds are o'er thee spread,
And every billowy mountain flings
    Aloft to heaven its foaming head.

Yet is the very tempest dear,
    Whose mighty voice but tells of thee;
For, wild or calm, or far or near,
    I love thee still, thou glorious sea!
F. H.