“The Ship” and “Look at That Ship” [1827]
 The Ship
Look at that ship
Her flying streamer and her mountain sides
Her towering mast and filling sails with drops
Of water hanging to her high buil
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Glittering like diamonds dangling in the sun
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5

Yet soon it lessens lessens more and more
Till to a speck reduced it vanishes complete
And to the dangers of the sea exposed
The sailors look with horror at the waves
Then through the clouds the sun shoots forth
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his beams

The clouds disperse and bright blue skycomes forth.
The waters sparkle and at distance seen the specks
Of other vessels swimming on the expanse
of ocean. some of them do disappear complete
While others largen coming nearer near
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Then gliding off each take a different course
And disappear again. When shore afar is seen
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And on the vessel drives when landing safe
she rides at anchor floating on the waves
At length the anchor pulled she drives away
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And passes on a loud explosion heard
The air around them darkened with the smoke
And steam a steamboat then had burst
While from among the smoke the vessel quicklygoes
And gladly spies homes cliffs and home she
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goes.