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Sea Songs and Ballads

Dibdin, Charles

ISBN 10: 1231182377 / ISBN 13: 9781231182376
Published by, 1863
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Title: Sea Songs and Ballads


Publication Date: 1863

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 Excerpt: ...warr'd on that momentous day--Three hours nine ships saw captured lay: Vain Holland's dream of power's no more! Her conquer'd fleet shall grace the British shore. Droop, fearful France--sink, trembling Spain, Duncan, in thunder, great Britannia's reign Proclaims anew--the sovereign of the main. Sing, Britons, sing, &c. A SALT EEL FOR MYNHEER. HY, Jack, my fine fellow, here's glorious news--Lord, I could have told 'em as much; That the devil himself durst not stand in their shoes If Duncan fell in with the Dutch! What heart in the kingdom can now feel dismay 1 Nine sail of the line!--not amiss; While they shrug up their shoulders and snuff away, How the Mounseers will jabber at this: No! while English bosoms boast English hearts, We'll tip 'em all round a touch; While with ardour each starts that nothing can quench, We'll bang the Spaniards, Belabour the Dutch, And block up and laugh at the French. Now the French while in harbour so snug and so sly, 'Bout their courage they make a fine rout; If they'd have the whole world not believe it a lie, Then, damme, why don't they come out? Because, though they brag that so boldly they feel, Thoy are all of them trembling for fear, Lest from Bridport they get such another salt eel, As brave Duncan prepared for Mynheer. No, while, &c. Let French, Spanish, and Dutch lay together their heads, And of beating the English brag; That they'll sail up the Thames, take us all in our beds, And hoist on the Tower their flag: "Oui, oui," cries Mounseer; "Si, Signor," says the Don; Mynheer smokes his pipe and cries " Yaw;" But when Jervis, or Duncan, or Bridport come on, They are damnably sick in the craw. No, while, &c. Your true honest maxim I've heard them commend, Is the nation you live...

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