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The tiresome creak of the harbor—
or the crestfallen wharf building, clapboards
its tin sinks, bigger than horse tubs,
and rude spitting steamers.
or piers, rather, shifting over the tidal river
Of a Sunday, when sailboats tilted
and Martha’s Vineyard beyond—
using a complicated system of gears
The Packards and Fords backed up
the cars filled with quarrelsome children,
and fathers thu ...
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