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To the Immortal Memory of the Halibut, On Which I Dined This Day, Monday, April 26, 1784

By Cowper, William

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Title: To the Immortal Memory of the Halibut, On Which I Dined This Day, Monday, April 26, 1784  
Author: Cowper, William
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Cowper, W. (n.d.). To the Immortal Memory of the Halibut, On Which I Dined This Day, Monday, April 26, 1784. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Poetry

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Excerpt: WHERE hast thou floated, in what seas pursu'd // Thy pastime? When wast thou an egg new spawn'd, // Lost in the immensity of ocean's waste? // Roar as they might, the overbearing winds // That rock'd the deep, thy cradle, thou wast safe- // And in thy minikin and embryo state, // Attach'd to the firm leaf of some salt weed, // Didst outlive tempests, such as wrung and rack'd // The joints of many a stout and gallant bark, // And whelm'd them in the unexplor'd abyss. // Indebted to no magnet and no chart, // Nor under guidance of the polar fire, // Thou wast a voyager on many coasts, // Grazing at large in meadows submarine, // Where flat Batavia just emerging peeps // Above the brine,-where Caledonia's rocks // Beat back the surge,-and where Hibernia shoots // Her wondrous causeway far into the main. // -Wherever thou hast fed, thou little thought'st, // And I not more, that I should feed on thee. // Peace, therefore, and good health, and much good fish, // To him who sent thee! and success, as oft // As it descends into the billowy gulf, // To the same drag that caught thee!-Fare thee well! // Thy lot thy brethern of the slimy fin // Would envy, could they know that thou wast doom'd // To feed a bard, and to be prais'd in verse.

 

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