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" Oh, elderly man, it's little I know Of the duties of men of the sea, And I'll eat my hand if I understand How you can possibly be " At once a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew... "
Fun - Page 238
1865
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 125

American literature - 1920
...person, he might well have claimed, in the words of the lamented Gilbert, — Oh, I am the cook and the captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And the bo'sun tight, and the midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig. I now perceived the nature of the activities he...
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Ballou's Monthly Magazine, Volumes 51-52

American literature - 1880
...In a singular minur key, " Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And a mate of the Nancy brig; And a bo'.sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." Then he shook his iftt, and tore his hair, Till I really fell afraid, For I could n't help thinking...
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Tom Hood's Comic readings in prose and verse, Volume 1

Thomas Hood - 1869
...— which is to say : " Oh ! I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig !" (By kind permission of the Author.) THE MERMAID OF MARGATE. THOMAS HOOD. " Alas! what peiils do...
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The 'Bab' ballads, with illustr. by the author, Issue 95

sir William Schwenck Gilbert - 1870
...a singular minor key : " Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig." And he shook his fists and he tore his hair, Till I really felt afraid, For I couldn't help thinking...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...How you can possibly be " At once a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a ! " Then he gave a hitch to his trousers, which Is a trick all seamen lam, Ала having got rid of...
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Routledge's readings, selected and arranged by E. Routledge

Edmund Routledge - 1871
...— which is to say : " Oh, I am a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig ! " (By permission of tfie Author. ) MRS. BROWN GOES TO AN EVENING PARTY. BY ARTHUR SKETCHLEY. " WE...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1872 - 789 pages
...l "There was me, and the cook, and the captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo' sun years of trouble, which have rolled Like a wild bay of breakers, melts we *d neither wittles nor drink, Till a hungry we did feel, So we drawed a lot, and, accordin', shot...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice Selections ...

Readers - 1884
...me and the cook and the captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And the bo'sun tight, and the midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig. " For a month we'd rmither wittles nor drink, Till a hungry we did feel, So we drawed a lot, ami accordin' shot The captain...
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The World of Wit and Humour, Volume 1

George Manville Fenn - Wit and humor - 1899 - 480 pages
...— which is to say : " Oh, I am a cook, and a captain bold, And tho mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig ! " * By permission of the author. LEGAL CHANGE. RISH magistrates make strange blunders: cne, censuring...
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The book of naval anecdotes

Book - 1874
...only ten of the Nancy's men Said ' Here !' to the muster roll. " There was me, and the cook, and the captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And...crew of the captain's gig. "For a month we'd neither wittlcs nor drink, Till a-hungry we did feel ; So we drawed a lot, and accordin' shot The captain for...
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