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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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A Hubert Harrison Reader

Hubert Harrison, Jeffrey B. Perry - 2001 - 473 pages
...the limelight. He loved to be the center of everything. Like WS Gilbert's elderly naval man, he loved to say: "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the...a midshipmite And the crew of the captain's gig." He has always wanted to be the "whole cheese," and the jury took him at his own estimate. GOT A FAIR...
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