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.Bryan Procter
I never was on the dull, tame shore,But I loved the great sea more and more.Bryan Procter
Touch us gently, Time!Let us glide adown thy streamGently,—as we sometimes glideThrough a quiet dream.Bryan Procter