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THE Two VOICES
POEMS OF THE MOUNTAINS
AND THE SEA
JOHN W. CHADWICK
Two Voices are there ; one is of the Sea,
JOSEPH KNIGHT COMPANY
The most because I long have loved them well, So well that they are grown a part for me
Of mountain splendor and the mobile sea ; Which are most God's, in sooth, I cannot tell ; And yet I have foregone as dear as these,
With pain, because I could not take them all
In my small craft, lest some mischance befall. But why have kept some that so widely please Best known of all ? Because I loved them so That sink or swim I could not let them go. But some are here-perchance a graver sin
Whose name and fame as yet are all to win ; And some because the friends who love me best Said, for our sakes, be thine among the rest.
7. W. c.
NOTE.—My thanks are due and are herewith expressed to many publishers and authors for the use of their publications and their poems, and especially · to Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., to whom, as the publishers of Longfellow, Lowell, Emerson, Whittier, Holmes, Thoreau, Celia Thaxter, Aldrich, and others, I am deeply indebted.