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- The sea-gulls oscillating their bodies, the hay-boat in the twilight, and the belated lighter?Book 8 — Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (69% in)
- I too many and many a time cross'd the river of old, Watched the Twelfth-month sea-gulls, saw them high in the air floating with motionless wings, oscillating their bodies, Saw how the glistening yellow lit up parts of their bodies and left the rest in strong shadow, Saw the slow-wheeling circles and the gradual edging toward the south, Saw the reflection of the summer sky in the water, Had my eyes dazzled by the shimmering track of beams, Look'd at the fine centrifugal spokes of light...Book 8 — Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (24% in)
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