Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

Old Counsel - Poem by Herman Melville

_Of The Young Master of a Wrecked California Clipper_

Come out of the Golden Gate,
Go round the Horn with streamers,
Carry royals early and late;
But, brother, be not over-elate--
_All hands save ship!_ has startled dreamers.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 17, 2010

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