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1  Look at the crowds of water-gazers there.
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2  Right and left, the streets take you waterward.
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3  Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon.
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4  Say you are in the country; in some high land of lakes.
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5  It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.
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6  They must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in.
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7  It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.
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8  With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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9  Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream.
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10  He desires to paint you the dreamiest, shadiest, quietest, most enchanting bit of romantic landscape in all the valley of the Saco.
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11  If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.
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12  Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
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13  Its extreme downtown is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land.
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14  And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned.
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15  Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pier-heads; some looking over the bulwarks of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep.
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16  Now, when I say that I am in the habit of going to sea whenever I begin to grow hazy about the eyes, and begin to be over conscious of my lungs, I do not mean to have it inferred that I ever go to sea as a passenger.
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17  But though the picture lies thus tranced, and though this pine-tree shakes down its sighs like leaves upon this shepherd's head, yet all were vain, unless the shepherd's eye were fixed upon the magic stream before him.
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