In the poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefield, what does the "long trick" stand for in the last line?

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This phrase has two meanings, one literal, one figurative.

A "trick" in nautical terminology refers to a length of time that a person spends at the wheel of a ship.  It can also refer to a voyage.  Either way, the meaning is clear.  After a long voyage or a long time being in charge of steering the ship, the speaker would like a rest.  This is the literal meaning.

The figurative meaning has to do with life.  The "long trick" is life itself.  The speaker wants a good rest, a good afterlife, after his mortal life is over.

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