by Robert Herrick

MIGHTY Neptune, may it please
Thee, the rector of the seas,
That my barque may safely run
Through thy watery region ;
And a tunny-fish shall be
Offered up with thanks to thee.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 161.

  Poussin. The Triumph of Neptune. Detail.
The Triumph of Neptune [det.]
Nicholas Poussin, 1634.

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