Man and the Natural World Quotes Page 4
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Henceforth thou art the genius of the shore,
In thy large recompense. And shalt be good
To all that wander in that perilous flood (183-185)
In these lines, Lycidas is made a part of the natural world, a protective deity or "genius" who will safeguard future travelers. It's almost as if Lycidas has become one of those nymphs or other figures that the speaker had criticized for being absent when Lycidas died.