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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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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1877 - 340 pages
...Till CHERRY Kθ'E themselves do cry. RICHARD ALLISON, 1606. Cherub. — There's a sweet little CITERUR that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. — C. DlRDlN. Chickeus. — To swallow gudgeous ere they're catched, And count their CHICKENS ere...
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Who Wrote It?: A Dictionary of Common Poetical Quotations in the English ...

Where, Who - 1878 - 175 pages
...There is no fireside, howsoe'er defended, But has one vacant chair. LONGFELLOW, Resir/natwn. There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. DIBDIN, Poor Jack. There's such divinity doth hedge a king. SHAKSPEAEE, Hamlet, act iv. sc. 5_ There...
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Eighteen Months on a Greenland Whaler

Joseph P. Faulkner - 1878 - 307 pages
...then meeting the same animal in his native wilds or on the ice. Ah, then look out ! But " There's a little cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." The horrors of exposure to storm ashore are generally alleviated in many ways, by extra supply of wrappings,...
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Chatty Letters from the East and West

A. H. Wylie - 1879 - 224 pages
...their ruin." THE SHIPWBECK. LETTER XIII. VOYAGE TO CHINA. 6tk September to 4th October, 1877. There's a sweet little cherub That sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. DIBDIN, " POOR JACK." THE HoKG-KoNO CLUB, HONO-KONO, CHINA, Thursday, October ±th, 1877. Cnix ! CHIN...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - 1880 - 1065 pages
...corne down below ; And a many fine things that proved clearly to me That Providence takes us in tow : , and Hulbert ! " I said to onr Poll, — for, d1 ye see, she would cry, — When last nro weighed anchor for sea,...
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Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine

Laura Valentine - 1880
...that proved clearly to me That Providence takes us in tow : For says he, do ye mind me, let storms ere so oft Take the topsails of sailors aback, There 'sa...up aloft, To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack. I said to our Poll, for, d' ye see, she would cry, When last we weighed anchor for sea, What argufies...
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An Empire of Information: Uniting Four Regions of Thought ...

John McGovern - 1880 - 700 pages
...composer of 900 songs, began one of his ballads thus : tv SIR WILLIAM JONES, TRUMBULL, CRAB BE. 581 There 'sa sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. SIR WILLIAM JONES, one of the learned of the earth, culled this striking antithesis from Persian literature...
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Away on the waters, by the author of 'Only me'.

Matilda Mary Pollard - 1880
...and I believe many a man is really supported and kept up in the time of danger by knowing there is a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft to keep watch for the life of poor Jack." "Ah ! that sounds very pretty, Ralph, but I would far rather know the sailor's God is watching over...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 5-6

Robert Chambers - 1880
...For, says he. do you ml^d me, let storms e'er so soft 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 In the Downhill of Life. ID the downhill of life, when I liml.rm declining, May my lot no less fortunate-...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - 1881 - 1002 pages
...come down below ; And a many fine things that proved clearly to me That Providence takes us in tow : playmate left her home, And took with her the laughing spring, The music and the bloom. 1 here's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. I said...
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