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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 Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, Part 13

1890
...(mid'ship-mit). . [< midship-s + mite2, this being substituted for man.] A very small midshipman. [Ludicrous.] Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of...Nancy " brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite. WS Gilbert, Yarn of the Nancy Bell. midships (mid'ships), rtrfr. [By apheresis from amidships.] In...
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Best Things from Best Authors...

1890
...1 'll eat my hand if I understand How you can possibly be " At once a cook and a captain bold, J*ad the mate of the ' Nancy ' brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmifc And the crew of the captain's gig ! fl Then he gave a hitch to his trousers, Is a trick...
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Echoes of Life Or, Beautiful Gems of Poetry and Song: A Choice Collection of ...

Grace Townsend - 1891 - 556 pages
...And I never lark nor play; But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have which is to say: " O, 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. UNTO a little negro, A-swimming in the Nile, Appeared quite unexpectedly, A hungry...
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The Speaker's Garland, Volume 2

P. Garrett - 1892
...never lark nor play; But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have, which is to say: "'Oh. I am a eook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig,...bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the c-.tptain's gig!'" THE OLD MAN IN Til 1C MODEL CHURCHs .loax H. YATES. Well, wife, I've found the mruld...
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The North American Review, Volume 154

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1892
...Tolstoi ; and his excessive versatility makes one unavoidably remember the elderly naval man that " was a cook, and a captain bold, and the mate of the Nancy brig, and a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite." During 1891 no one has sung a song for me ; perhaps that is because I have grown too old, and the singing...
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The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review, Volume 5, Issue 1

Charles Wells Moulton - 1893
...almost drops, For a vessel 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...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig! " TO PH(EBE. " GENTLE, modest, little flower, Sweet epitome of May, Love me but for half-an-hour, Love...
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The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review, Volume 5

1893
...almost drops, For a vessel 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...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig! " TO PHŒBE. " GENTLE, modest, little flower, Sweet epitome of May, Love me but for half-an-hour, Love...
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Hoekzema's Gleanings from English Poetry

David Hoekzema - 1893 - 334 pages
...duties of men of the sea, And I'll eat my hand if I understand However you can be "At onoe a oook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the orew of the captain's gig." Then he gave a hitch to his trousers, which Is a trick all seamen larn,...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 16

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896
...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...Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite. 6338 THE BISHOP OF RUM-TI-FOO FROM east and south the holy clan Of bishops gathered to a man; To Synod,...
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Tableaux, Charades, and Pantomimes

1896 - 160 pages
...pulled slowly Into sight. " And I never larf, and I never smile, And I never lark nor play ; But I sit and croak, and a single joke I have which...Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, BO-PEEP'S PARTY. A Reading illustrated with Shadows. Once on a time, Bo-Peep and Boy Blue Agreed that...
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