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" There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack! "
The roundelay; a selection of comic, martial, naval and sentimental songs - Page 204
by Roundelay - 1815
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The Norwich Minstrel, Containing Several Hundred of the Most Admired and ...

1831 - 255 pages
...For, says he, do you mind me, let storms e'er so 6ft Take the top-sails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. I said to our Poll, for, you see, she would cry, When last we weighed anchor for sea, What argufies...
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The United Service Journal

1833
...Providence, however, drove us clear of the danger, and strongly proved to our grateful minds, that there's A sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. About nine, the storm began to abate, the ship was got before the wind, under close-reefed fore top-sail,...
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The Universal Songster, Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete ...

1834
...come down below ; And many fine things, that proved clearly to me That Providence takes us in tow ; For, says he, do you mind me, let storms e'er so oft Take the top-sails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. I said to...
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The noble science: a few general ideas on fox-hunting

Frederick Peter Delmé Radcliffe - 1839 - 327 pages
...has written to the purpose on this, as on all other points which he has touched, says, " There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft," to keep watch for the life of a sportsman, as well as of " poor Jack ;" and it is with a feeling as far as possible removed from...
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The Noble Science: A Few General Ideas on Fox-hunting, for the Use of the ...

Frederick Peter Delmé Radcliffe - 1839 - 327 pages
...written to the purpose on this, as on all other points which he has touched, says, " There's a aweet little cherub that sits up aloft," to keep watch for the life of a sportsman, as well as of " poor Jack ;" and it is with a feeling as far as possible removed from...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

John William Carleton - 1840
...for the comfort of Leicestershire fox-hunters ; and, secondly, that not only is there a Providence " sits up aloft to keep watch for the life of poor Jack," but that, in all situations in which we poor mortals are placed, we meet with hair-breadth escapes...
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Songs, Naval and National: Of the Late Charles Dibdin; with a Memoir and Addenda

Charles Dibdin - 1841 - 336 pages
...come down below ; And many fine things that proved clearlv to me That Providence takes us in tow : For, says he, do you mind me, let storms e'er so oft, Take the top-sails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. I said to...
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Punch, Volumes 78-79

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman - 1880
...Let BRITANNIA cling to the comfort that whichever way the fight may fall out, there will still be " A sweet little cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor JOHN ; " which his name is — no— modestly forbids our putting it in full ; but we will only say...
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Punch, Volumes 64-65

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman - 1873
...? All 'sa hazard : Compunction is soft : Suppose a few tars ne'er oome back ! — Leave them to the Cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of Poor JACK ! Hearts of oak in old times were our ships, every inch, And our men the same stuff' as the ship :...
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Barbara Howard: Or, The Belle of Allensville; a Tale

J. S. S. - 1841 - 106 pages
...deep, leaving a foaming track behind, he was often heard humming to himself, " A sweet little cherub sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." That sweet little cherub, we need not say, was, according to Ichabod's version of the song, Barbara...
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