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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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The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the ..., Volume 5

John Lawson Stoddard - 1913
...long, 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...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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Sir Wm. S. Gilbert: A Study in Modern Satire; a Handbook on Gilbert and the ...

Isaac Goldberg - 1913 - 146 pages
...official personality of Pooh Bah in the "Mikado". Sings the sailor: "Oh, I am a cook and a captain hold And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight and a midsbipmite And the crew of the captain's gig." This queer anomaly is explained in characteristic Gilbertian...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett, Nathan Haskell Dole - 1914 - 1454 pages
...two. Now, somehow, Sir, it seems to me, More friendly-like we all should be If you united of them to Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold And the mate of...tight and a midshipmite And the crew of the captain's gig.1 The Yarn of the " Nancy Bell." Roll on, thou ball, roll on Through pathless realms of space,...
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Catholic World, Volume 101

1915
...generously came forward and let history know what it had really been about all along. L'histoire, c'est moi! Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold And the mate of...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig. An all-absorbent individualism it is a bane which many still persist in mistaking for a benison....
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The Yale Review, Volume 4

George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Irving Fisher, Henry Crosby Emery, Wilbur Lucius Cross - 1915
...surviving all his shipwrecked comrades by the elementary device of killing and eating them each in turn : Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig. With the exception of the mayor, who relapsed into a weakened solution known as "mayor-president,"...
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The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

1918 - 4009 pages
...almost drops, For a wesscl in sight I see. "And I never iarf, and I never smile, And I never lark nor eds, Or idlest Schwench Gilbert [1836-1911] CAPTAIN REECE OF all the ships upon the blue, No ship contained a better...
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One Hundred Narrative Poems

George E. Teter - 1918 - 436 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...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig!" 42 THE EVE OF ST. JOHN 1 SIR WALTER SCOTT The Baron of Smaylh'ome rose with day, He spurred his courser...
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Such Nonsense!: An Anthology

Carolyn Wells - 1918 - 233 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...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig!" WS GILBERT. The best of the elderly naval ballads. THE BALLAD OF THE BILLYCOCK It was the good ship...
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One Hundred Narrative Poems

George E. Teter - 1918 - 436 pages
...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...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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Good English

Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke - 1918 - 390 pages
..."And I never larf, and I never smile, And I never lark nor play; But sit and croak, and a single joke "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold And the mate of...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig!" PRACTICE (On poems in Lesson Nine and Lesson Ten) 1. In which of the above poems are the most unusual...
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