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" And I never larf, and I never smile, And I never lark nor play, But sit and croak, and a single joke I have — which is to say: "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of... "
A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ... - Page 3
edited by - 1902 - 407 pages
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Fun, Volume 1

1865
...muster roll. "There was me and the cook and tho captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And the bo'sun tight and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig. " For a month we'd neither wittles nor drink, Till a-hungry we did feel, So we drawed a lot, and, accordin'...
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Ballou's Monthly Magazine, Volumes 51-52

1880
...and en »iik, and a single joke I have, which is to say, " ' Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite. And the crew of the captain's gig.1 " A friend of ours who seems to have nothing to do but travel, tells us that he was on his way...
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Tom Hood's Comic readings in prose and verse, Volume 1

Thomas Hood - 1869
...And weedy and long was he, And I heard this wight on the shore recite, In a singular minor key : " Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of...a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of tho captain's gig!" And he shook his fists and he tore his hair, Till I really felt afraid, For I couldn't...
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The 'Bab' ballads, with illustr. by the author

sir William Schwenck Gilbert - 1870
...a wessel in sight I see. " And I never grieve, and I never smile, And I never larf nor play, But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have — which...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig !" THE BISHOP OF RUM-TI-FOO. |ROM east and south the holy clan Of bishops gathered, to a man ; To Synod,...
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Routledge's readings, selected and arranged by E. Routledge

Edmund Routledge - 1871
...in sight I see. * * * * * " And I never grieve, and I never smile, And I never larf nor play, But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have — which...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig ! " (By permission of tfie Author. ) MRS. BROWN GOES TO AN EVENING PARTY. BY ARTHUR SKETCHLEY. " WE...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 789 pages
...weedy and long was he ; And I heard this wight on the shore recite, In a singular minor key : — "0, And he shook his fists and he tore his hair, Till I really felt afraid, For I could n't help thinking...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1872 - 789 pages
...I never lark nor play ; But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have — which is to say : " O, Ï old The immortal mind that hath forsook Her mansion...those demons that are found In fire, air, flood, or ! " WS GILBERT. COLOGNE. IN Köln, a town of monks and bones, And pavements fanged with murderous stones,...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice Selections ...

1884
...shore IB a singular minor key: waaioijg, , "^~^ e shore rncitaN a captain bold, nd a mafe of tlwJfanoy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." And he shook his fists and he tore his hair, Till I really felt afraid, For I couldn't help thinking...
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The world of wit and humour, ed. by G.M. Fenn

World - 1873
...long, And weedy and long was he, And I heard this wight on tho shore recite In a singular minor key : " Oh, I am a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig !" * And he shook his fists and he tore his hair, Till I really felt afraid, For I couldn't help thinking...
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Beecher's Recitations and Readings: Humorous, Serious, Dramatic, Including ...

Alvah C. Beecher - 1874 - 180 pages
...wessel in sight I see. ****** " And I never grieve, and I never smile, And I never larf nor play, But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have — which...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig !" PADDY THE PIPER. SVMT-HI. LOVKB. I'll tell yon, sir, a mighty quare story. 'Twas afther nightfall,...
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