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    Sail all out of the west.

    I have no problem with:
    Sail to the west.
    Sail west.
    But, what is the meaning of sail all out of the west.

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    #2

    Re: Sail all out of the west.

    If you want answers, you must provide context.

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    Re: Sail all out of the west.

    Is from a poem, here it is:

    Lord Alfred Tennyson

    Sweet and low, sweet and low,
    Wind of the western sea,
    Low, low, breathe and blow,
    Wind of the western sea!
    Over the rolling waters go,
    Come from the dropping moon, and blow,
    Blow him again to me;
    While my little one, while my pretty one sleeps.

    Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
    Father will come to thee soon;
    Rest, rest, on mother's breast,
    Father will come to thee soon;
    Father will come to his babe in the nest,
    Silver sails all out of the west
    Under the silver moon:
    Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep.

    1809-1892
    I am not asking you to interpret this poem, I just want to know what "sail all out of the west" (or what you think) means.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by pizza; 16-Sep-2011 at 09:26.

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