FROM DE VIGNY.
Come on the sea, beloved, Fearless and free; Leave friends and wealth behind; Come, come with me. My bark on the water shines A fairy thing;— See her pennon, mast, and keel! She is but a little shell, Yet there I am king.
The earth was made for the slave, Oh maiden free! But for man, the stern and brave, The boundless sea. The waves breathe in their flow A mystery, And tenderly they sing, In their soft murmuring,— Love, Liberty.