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THE Two VOICES

POEMS OF THE MOUNTAINS

AND THE SEA

SELECTED BY

JOHN W. CHADWICK
A BOOK OF POEMS, IN NAZARETH TOWN,” ETC., ETC.

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Two Voices are there ; one is of the Sea,
One of the Mountains; each a mighty Voice.

-WORDSWORTH

BOSTON

JOSEPH KNIGHT COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

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WHY THESE?

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.

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