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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 Perfect Gentleman: Or, Etiquette and Eloquence. A Book of Information ...

1860 - 335 pages
...prosperity, guided by the compass of justice, and enter the port of victory. To the sweet little cherub tha* sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack. To the memory of the Father of his Country — Wash ington. The memory of those who fought and bled...
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The North-west Passage and the Fate of Sir John Franklin

James Alex Browne - 1860 - 102 pages
...from the broken floe and loose icebergs. But, in the words of Dibdin, " They say there's a Providence sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack." " The ark, which bore the hopes of a loving wife, and the prayers of so many friends, was not to be...
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Temple Bar, Volume 39

1873
...don't think me a milksop so soft To be taken for trifles a-back ; For they say there's a Providence sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack !" In the second verse Jack has heard the chaplain palaver one day, " About souls, heaven, 'mercy,...
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Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860

1863
...come down below ; And a 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 sakl...
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Sea songs and ballads, by Dibdin and others. (Bell and Daldy's pocket vols.).

Charles Dibdin - 1863
...come down below ; And a 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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Songs ...: With a Memoir

Charles Dibdin - 1864 - 328 pages
...come down below; And a 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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Celebrated Naval and Military Trials

Peter Burke - 1866 - 399 pages
...him, or nigh, And saw the gallant hero die ; Yet 'scaped each shot myself, for why ? " ' There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack.' " of estate, and both officers in the army of Charles I. They were in the military service of the crown...
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The Midshipman and the Minister; the Quarter-deck and the Pulpit. [A Memoir ...

James Everett - 1867 - 136 pages
...tow. Let waves rock the ship, and let storms e'er so oft Take the topsails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little Cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack.' "The year 1860, and not smashed yet, for a man is immortal till his work is done. Neither have I found...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...Paradise our store. Burial of liie Dead. 348 DIBDIN—P1ERPOXT—BARKE TT. CHARLES DIBDIN. '""P HERE'S a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, *- To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. Poor Jach. JOHN PIERPONT. A WEAPON that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod ; But...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...come down below ; And a 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...
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