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Sheeps that pass...

Posted by ESC on May 07, 2001

In Reply to: Ships that pass in the night posted by Eric N. on May 06, 2001

: : : Trying to find out what this phrase means. I have a vague idea but do not know the exact meaning.
: : : Thanks
: : : Eric

: : It's from Longfellow's poem: The Theologian's Tale: Elizabeth, from the collection titled The Theologian's Tale.

: : "Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing;
: : Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
: : So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
: : Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence."

: : Says all that's needed, I feel.

: : Regards,

: : Roger

: Thank you for your quick response and detailed information.

: Regards,

: Eric

Or as (TV character) Archie Bunker said: like two sheeps that pass in the night.