A resident of Nahant tells this one on a new servant his wife took down from Boston.
"Did you sleep well, Mary?" the girl was asked the following morning.
"Sure, I did not, ma'am," was the reply; "the snorin' of the ocean kept me awake all night."
Love the sea? I dote upon it—from the beach.—Douglas Jerrold.
I never was on the dull, tame shore,
But I loved the great sea more and more.—Barry Cornwall.