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This poem is taken from PN Review 36, Volume 10 Number 4, March - April 1984.

Richard Davis Dick Davis
. . . minding to have sent to Qazvin Alexander Kitchin, whom
God took to His mercy the 23rd. October last: and before him
departed Richard Davis one of your mariners'.
Hakluyt, Principal Voyages of the English Nation

Our mariner's last landfall was this shore:
My namesake stood, four hundred years ago,
The empty Caspian at his back, and saw
A shelving view I intimately know -
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