Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.”
|Sea of Sadness|
In the concluding remark, we can remember what Stefan Collani says about Dover Beach that the whole poem popularly bears some stock explanations which are difficult to supersede. However, the overall tone is elegiac meditation and the treatment is purely modern surpassing Victorian time.