The Seven Seas. Rudyard Kipling. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Cover design by Evangeline Mary Daniell. First American edition.
“We have fed our sea for a thousand years And she calls us, still unfed. Though there ’s never a wave of all her waves But marks our English dead : We have strawed our best to the weed’s unrest To the shark and the sheering gull. If blood be the price of admiralty. Lord God, we ha’ paid in full !”