Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Along I walked the ocean strand;
A pearly shell was in my hand:
I stooped and wrote upon the sand
My name—the year—the day.
As enward from the spot I passed,
One lingering look behind I cast:
A wave came rolling high and fast,
And washed my lines away.
Hannah F. Gould.—A Name in the Sand.