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


Waves on the beach, and the wild sea-foam,
With a leap, and a dash, and a sudden cheer,
Where the sea-weed makes its bending home,
And the sea birds swim on the crests so clear,
Wave after wave, they are curling o’er
While the white sand dazzles along the shore.
William E. Channing.—Sea Song.

Waves which vainly seek
To utter all the story of the sea,
And die in music with the tale untold.
Anna Katharine Green.—Paul Isham.

The moonlight music of the waves.
Fitz-Greene Halleck.—Music of Nature.

There’s music in the dash of waves
When the swift bark cleaves the foam;
There’s music heard upon the deck,
The mariner’s song of home,
When moon and star beams smiling meet
At midnight on the sea.
Fitz-Greene Halleck.—Music of Nature.

The waves that shoreward come.
Stoddard.—Carmen Natural Triumphale.

The waves are full of whispers wild and sweet;
They call to me—incessantly they beat
Along the boat from stern to curved prow.
Celia Thaxter..—Off Shore, Stanza 8.