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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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Joshua Marvel, Volume 2

Benjamin Leopold Farjeon - 1871
...you would almost wish you had been a man, so that you might be a sailor. And through all " there's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack." ' ' Indeed, my dear,' exclaimed Mrs. Marvel, satisfied with the sentiment of the quotation, though...
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Incidents and Anecdotes of Rev. Edward T. Taylor: For Over Forty Years ...

Gilbert Haven, Thomas Russell - 1873 - 445 pages
...nearness of Providence and the 'childlikeness of trust. As they heard that word of confidence, " There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack," or that tender tribute to Tom Bowling, — " Whose body is under hatches, But his soul is gone aloft,"...
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The casquet of literature, a selection in poetry and prose, ed ..., Volumes 3-4

Casket - 1873
...don't think me a milksop so soft T o be taken for trifles aback ; For they say there'» a Providence ow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon Death's Why, I heard our good chaplain palaver one day About souls, heaven, mercy, and auch ; And, my timbers...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pages
...sharp, and sickness rages, The greatest love of life appears. Three Warnings. CHARLES DIBDIN. 1745-1814. There 'sa sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. Poor Jach. Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle ? He was all for love and a little for the hottle. Captain...
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The Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets ...

Charles Mackay - 1874 - 288 pages
...something lifted upon the rest of the house ; and aloft, lifted on high. The lark that sings aloft. The sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. Dibden. Lome, frequent ; ' oft and lome,' is a common phrase in old English literature, equivalent...
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Broken bonds, Volume 3

Henry Hawley Smart - 1874
...don't think me a milksop so soft, To be taken for trifles aback, For they says there's a Providence sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack.'" He seemed to derive much comfort from the final stanza, and was reiterating the last lines in jubilant...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pages
...sharp, and sickness rages, The greatest love of life appears. Three Warnings. CHARLES DIBDIN. 1745-1814. There 'sa sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. Poor Jack. Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle ? He was all for love and a little for the bottle. Captain...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...come down below ; And a many fine things that proved clearly to me That Providence takes us m tow : For, says he, do you mind me, let storms e'er so oft...up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack ! We may add here an English song as truly naUonal as any of Dibdin's, though of a totally ditlerent...
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Two Years Abast the Mast: Or, Life as a Sea Apprentice

F. W. H. Symondson - 1876 - 379 pages
...term, " a good seaman," sailors mean a smart hand at working on the rigging. •But— " There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of ' drunk' Jack." There is a vast difference between the merchant sailor and his fellow " salt," the...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...don't think me a milksop so soft, To be taken for trifles aback ; For they say there 'sa Providence sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack ! I heard our good chaplain palaver one day About souls, heaven, mercy, and such ; And, my timbers...
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