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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
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The Peep-show

1875
...of the floating timber, he felt like the " elderly man " of the " Nancy Bell " lay, who was "At once a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." Indeed, he felt even more than this, for as the two barges lay alongside, almost if not quite touching,...
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The book of naval anecdotes

Book - 1874
...muster roll. " There was me, and the cook, and the 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 wittlcs nor drink, Till a-hungry we did feel ; So we drawed a lot, and accordin'...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1877 - 934 pages
...And I never lark nor play ; But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have which is to say : " 0, I am a cook and a captain bold And the mate of the...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig ! " ws GILBERT. LITTLE BILLEE. THERE were three sailors of Bristol City Who took a boat and went to...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet, Volume 2

1876
...he duties of men of the sea, And I'll eat my hand if I understand How you can possibly bo "At once a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight and a midshipmite, Then ho gave a hitch to his trowscrs, which Is a trick all seamen larn, And having got rid of a thumping...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice Selections ...

1876
...this wight on the shore recite In a singular minor key : "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And a mate of the Nancy 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 fe.lt afraid, For I couldn't help thinking...
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The Quarterly Elocutionist, Volume 3

1877
...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 ! " WS GILBERT. ORIGIN OF THE WHITE TRASH. A NEGRO preacher delivered a funeral discourse over the...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1877
...And I never lark nor play ; But I sit and croak, and a single joko I have which is to say : "0, I am a cook and a captain bold And the mate of the...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig ! " ws GILBERT. LITTLE BILLEE. THERE were three sailors of Bristol City Who took a boat and went to...
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The world of wit and humour, ed. by G.M. Fenn

World - 1877
...But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have which is to say : " Oh, I am a cook, and a captuin bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig I " * Cj permission of the author. LEGAL CHANGE. BISH magistrates make strange blunders : one, censuring...
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Fifty "Bab" Ballads: Much Sound and Little Sense

William Schwenck Gilbert - 1878 - 255 pages
...almost drops, For a wessel in sight I see ! "And I never larf, and I never smile, And I never lark nor play, But sit and croak, and a single joke I have...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig ! '" THE BISHOP OF RUM-TI-FOO. FROM east and south the holy clan Of Bishops gathered to a man ; To...
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Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine

Laura Valentine - 1880
...For a vessel in sight I see. "And I never grieve, and l never smile, And I never laugh nor play But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have which...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." DRAMATIC POETRY. GEORGE CHAPMAN. 15571634. OPINION. THERE is no truth of any good To be discerned...
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