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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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Country Life ..., Volume 6

1904
...and covered with the sail covers until your next lesson on your little ship, of which you are — " A cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the ' Nancy...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig!" Now that we are safely back in port and have time to think it over, we can understand more clearly...
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Current Literature, Volume 31

1901
...the duties of men of the sea, And I'll eat my hand if I understand How you can possibly be "At once a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." Then he gave a hitch to his trousers, which Is a trick all seamen larn, And having got rid of a thumping...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 11

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George Henry Warner - 1902
...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...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 Synod,...
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The Merry Maker

Joel Chandler Harris - 1902 - 389 pages
...a wessel in sight I see. And I never larf, and I never smile, And I never lark nor play, But I set and croak, and a single joke I have —which is to...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig 1" THE HIGHLY RESPECTABLE GONDOLIER (Know THE BAB BALLADS.) BT WILLIAM S. GILBERT. STOLE the Prince,...
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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - 1902 - 407 pages
...he, And I heard this wight on the shore recite, In a singular minor key: ' Oh, I am a cook and the captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And he shook his fists and he tore his hair, Till I really felt afraid, For I couldn't help thinking the...
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Voice, Speech and Gesture a Practical Handbook to the Elocutionary Art ...

Robert D. Blackman - 1904 - 1196 pages
...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...and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig ! " WS Gilbert. [From Bah Ballads. By permiMon of the Autfifir und of JW«tt«. Oeo. Routlcdge & S<«uIAd.].....
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The Bab Ballads: With which are Included Songs of a Savoyard

William Schwenck Gilbert - 1904 - 563 pages
...For a wessel in sight I see ! " And I never grin, 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 ! ;> GIRL GRADUATES THEY intend to send a wire To the moon ; And they'll set the Thames on fire Very...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...weedy and long was he ; And I heard this wight on the shore recite, In a singular minor key:- — " O, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." And he shook his fist and he tore his hair, Till I really felt afraid, For I couldn't help thinking...
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Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played

James D'Wolf Lovett - 1906 - 241 pages
...Naval Man," who, it will be remembered, recited " in a singular minor key," " Oh, I am a cook and the captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy Brig, And...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." I understand that this engine is still in good working order ; but, alas ! Pegasus, with bound wings,...
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THE BAB BALLADS

W. S. GILBERT - 1906
...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 wittles nor drink, Till a-hungry we did feel, So, we drawed a lot, and,...
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