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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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Good English

Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke - 1918
...know Of the duties of men of the sea, And I'll eat my hand if I understand However you can be "At once a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, 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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Such Nonsense!: An Anthology

Carolyn Wells - 1918 - 233 pages
...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. 'Tor 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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The Book of Humorous Verse

1920 - 962 pages
...thing to do, For don't you see that you can't cook me, While I can and will cook you!' f " So he boils the water, and takes the salt And the...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." IV. S. Gilbert. FERDINANDO AND ELVIRA OR, THE GENTLE PIEMAN PART I AT a pleasant evening party I had...
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Fiddler's Luck: The Gay Adventures of a Musical Amateur

Robert Haven Schauffler - 1920 - 275 pages
...quintuple life. If he had been a seafaring person, he might Well have claimed, in the words of Gilbert: "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." I now perceived the nature of the activities he must have been engaged in during these brief excursions....
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St. Nicholas, Volume 10, Part 2

Mary Mapes Dodge - 1883
...fairly applicable to the facts of his own case and were as follows : "Oh, I am a cook and a captam bold, And the mate of the ' Nancy ' brig. And a bo'sun...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig. " Cassius called himself the " crew " of the " Chingachgook," though he wore the same uniform as "Captain"...
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The Cultivation of Hatred

Peter Gay - 1993 - 685 pages
...about a wild-looking elderly sailor who, ever unsmiling, has one joke; he proclaims himself At once a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy...a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig! Asked how he can be all these men at once, he tells a harrowing tale of being shipwrecked, leaving...
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Poetry Then and Now: Approaches to Pre-twentieth Century Poetry

Sheila Hales - 1994 - 160 pages
...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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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...understand How you can possibly be 20 "At once a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Naney brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite. And the crew of the captain's gig." Then he gave a hitch to his trousers, which Is a trick all seamen lam, And having got rid of a thumping...
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Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other ...

Edward E. Leslie - 1998 - 586 pages
...For 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...a midshipmite. And the crew of the captain's gig!" For the whimsical Gilbert, then, as for many real survivors, the method of determining who was to die...
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Doctor Leeds' Selection of Popular Epic Recitations for Minstrel and Stage Use

Robert X. Leeds - 1999 - 332 pages
...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 trowsers, he did, Which is a trick all seamen larn, And having got rid...
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