The breaking waves dashed high

The breaking waves dashed high. Felicia Hemans* (1793-1835).  This is from a poem by Hemans entitled ‘The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England’. JJ, p. 510, states that this appeared in her collection Records of Woman, and other poems (1828), and in her Works (1828). In Hemans’ Poems (1872), it was in Miscellaneous Poems (ProjectGutenberg:  It had ten 4-line stanzas. The text that follows is the 1872 one of Project Gutenberg, omitting stanzas 7 and 8:  The breaking waves dash’d high, On a stern and rock-bound coast, And the woods against a stormy sky Their giant branches toss’d;  And the heavy night hung...

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