Sleep ! — we give thee to the wave, Red with life-blood from the brave, Thou shalt find a noble grave: Fare thee well! Sleep! thy billowy field is won, Proudly may the funeral gun, Midst the hush at set of sun, Boom thy knell! Lonely, lonely is thy bed, Never there may flower be shed, Marble reared, or brother's head Bow'd to weep. Yet thy record on the sea, Borne through battle high and free, Long the red-cross flag shall be: Sleep! oh, sleep!
- by Felicia Dorothea (Browne) Hemans (1793 - 1835), "Dirge at sea" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) , "Grablied zur See" CZE ; composed by Friedrich Silcher.
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- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Pohřební zpěv na moři"
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