Phlegmatic Performances by a Longshoreman

turgid flood

all on a summer's day


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sickly hues of shallow water

pleasant contemplation

under his window

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shallow waves that rolled

work has little variety

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lack of vigour

under his window

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shallow waves

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heavy seas would be sacrilege

fitted to imitate

uninspiring forms

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excelled at calms

seemed never to escape

shipping on the thames

and other similar subjects

all is harmonious, even tender, almost to weakness                   he is reputed to have excelled at calms                   why did real seamen remember monamy and scorn scott?                   because scott never painted anything remotely similar to the above scenes

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