ivan aivazovsky – the ninth wave (1850)

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“Wave after wave, each mightier than the last,
Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep
And full of voices, slowly rose and plunged
Roaring, and all the wave was in a flame.”

From Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King (1859).

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