4] sere: withered.
6] meres: pools of water.
7] Great Bear: the constellation Ursa Major.
12] wan girth: the dark band of night encircling the northern hemisphere.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: William Wilfred Campbell, The Dread Voyage: Poems (Toronto: William Briggs, 1893), pp. 141-42. B-10 5840 Fisher Library.
First publication date: 1893
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 4:2002/1/17
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