There is no Frigate like a BookTo take us Lands away (lines 1-2)
Reading, the poem immediately suggests, is the best way to get out there and see the world.
This Traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of Toll— (lines 5-6)
Here, the speaker emphasizes the fact that anyone, even those limited by hardship in their real lives, can use books as an escape to unknown places.
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