On a summers day as the streams were rippled by the softest gentlest breeze, did a ship set sail with a
There were sweet farewells there were loving signals, while a form was yet discerned, tho' they knew it not it was a
cargo laden to a port beyond the seas. Did she ever return, no, she never returned. Her
solemn parting for that ship she never returned.
fate is still unlearned; Though for years & years there were fond ones watching for the ship that never returned.
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