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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Song: ‘Down on the vast deep ocean’

By Friedrich von Bodenstedt (1819–1892)

DOWN on the vast deep ocean

The sun his beams doth throw,

Till every wavelet trembles

Beneath their ruddy glow.

How like thou to those sunbeams

Upon my song’s wild sea;

They tremble all and glitter,

Reflecting only thee.