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The Child And The Mariner

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A dear old couple my grandparents were,
And kind to all dumb things; they saw in Heaven
The lamb that Jesus petted when a child;
Their faith was never draped by Doubt: to them
Death was a rainbow in Eternity,
That promised everlasting brightness soon.
An old seafaring man was he; a rough
Old man, but kind; and hairy, like the nut
Full of sweet milk. All day on shore he watched
The winds for sailors' wives, and told what ships

Enjoyed fair weather, and what ships had storms;
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Daphne Grant 21 March 2006

The children thought the mariner a grand story teller. They paid their pennies and he regaled them, it must have been something of a puzzle to Grand Dad's opinion of him

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