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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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Harper's Cyclopædia of British and American Poetry

Epes Sargent - 1881 - 958 pages
...For, says ho, Do you mind mo, let storms e'er so oft Take the top-sails of sailors aback, There's a t's no thy 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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In and about Drury Lane: And Other Papers, Reprinted from the ..., Volume 2

Dr. Doran (John) - 1881 - 665 pages
...tow. For, says he, d'ye mind me, let storms e'er so oft Take the topsails o' sailors a-back, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. In the next verse Jack is worldly again. When Poll is ' sniv'ling and piping her eye' at the idea of...
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Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry

Epes Sargent - 1882 - 958 pages
...come down below ; And a many tine tilings that proved clearly to me That Providence takes us in tow: There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for tho life of poor Jack. I said to...
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The Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary, Volume 1

John Ogilvie - 1882
...; in the air; high above the ground ; as, the eagle soars aloft. There's a sweet little cherub ihat sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. DiMin. 2. Saut, in the top ; at the mast-head ; or on the higher yards or rigging; hence, on the upper...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...down below ; And a many fine things, that proved clearly to me That Providence takes us in tow : 20 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 Ufe of poor Jack. I said to...
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Surf and Wave: The Sea as Sung by the Poets

Anna Lydia Ward - 1883 - 618 pages
...came 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 topsails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. in. I said...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...brille aux d^pens de MI mltnoirc. Le Sage, Gil Slat, Livre iii. Ch. xi. CHARLES DIBDIN. 1745-1814. There 'sa sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. Poor Jaclc. Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle ? He was all for love and a little for the bottle....
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 4

1887
...are reckless and taxpayers soft And we sailors are taken aback, Though we know " there's a Providence sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack. Just hear Lyon Playfair palaver away About ironclads, ordnance, and such. By Jingo I what Science has...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English and American Poetry from Chaucer to ...

Edwin O. Chapman - 1884 - 399 pages
...don't think me a milksop so soft, To be taken for trifles aback ; For they say there's a providence sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack ! Charles Dibdin. BLOW high, blow low, let tempest tear, The main-mast by the board ; My heart with...
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Harry Adair and his blind mother

Caroline Ogilvy- Grant (countess of Seafield.) - 1885
...kind heart for thinking of a poor old chap like me ; did ever any one hear the like ? but ' There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack.' " Then came the business of the day, and Harry was finding a rapid sale for his wares, as the beach...
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