Bryan Procter

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Bryan Procter

Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall) (November 21, 1787October 5, 1874) was an English poet, and father of Adelaide Anne Procter.

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  • The sea! the sea! the open sea!
    The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
    • The Sea, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • I ’m on the sea! I ’m on the sea!
    I am where I would ever be,
    With the blue above and the blue below,
    And silence wheresoe’er I go.
    • The Sea, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • I never was on the dull, tame shore,
    But I loved the great sea more and more.
    • The Sea, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Touch us gently, Time!
    Let us glide adown thy stream
    Gently,—as we sometimes glide
    Through a quiet dream.
    • Touch us gently, Time, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare "Time has touched me gently in his race, And left no odious furrows in my face", George Crabbe, Tales of the Hall, Book xvii., The Widow.

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