The Malay’—took the Pearl’—
Not’—I’—the Earl’—
I’—feared the Sea’—too much
Unsanctified’—to touch’—
Praying that I might be
Worthy’—the Destiny’—
The Swarthy fellow swam’—
And bore my Jewel’—Home’—
Home to the Hut! What lot
Had I’—the Jewel’—got’—
Borne on a Dusky Breasty’—
I had not deemed a Vest
Of Amber’—fit’—
The Negro never knew
I’—wooed it’—too’—
To gain, or be undone’—
Alike to Him’—One’—

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