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Music of the Waters.             157
Many will be familiar with the two French sea-songs which follow, " Pauvre Pierre " and the lovely " Une Fleur pour Reponse." They are great favourites amongst the sailors. I well remember hearing a splendid old Breton mariner singing the latter; there was a whole world of pathos in his way of rendering it, and of unconscious rugged grandeur in the picture he himself presented.
French Version.
"Notre vaisseau va quitter cette
plage, Oh! bien longtemps je serai sans
vous voir. En m'eloignant, emporterai -je un gage, Sinon d'amour, au moins d'un peu
d'espoir ?
English Version.
" Our ship is about to sail,
And for long I shall not see you.
In going so far away, may I have a
keepsake, If not for love, at least for hope ?

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