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" There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack! "
The Living Age ... - Page 56
1889
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Ashburner's new vocal and poetic repository, selected by Queery Queerum

George Ashburner - 1807
...me, let storms e'er so oft, Take the top-sails of sailors a-back; There's a sweet little cherub that sits 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 weigh'd anchor for sea, "Wha» argufies...
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The roundelay; a selection of comic, martial, naval and sentimental songs

Roundelay - 1815
...don't think me a milk-sop 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. Why I heard the good chaplain palaver one day, About souls, heavetl, mercy, and such ; And, my timbers,...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...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. Why, I heard the good chaplain palaver one day About souls, heaven, mercy, and such. And, my timbers!...
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The pocket encyclopedia of Scottish, English, and Irish songs ..., Volume 2

Scottish songs - 1816
...don't think me a milk-sop 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. Why, I heard the good chaplain palaver one day About souls, heav'n, mercy, and such, And, my timbers...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 9

England - 1821
...thoroughly imbued in sailors, than that of a particular Providence — " A sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack." — We are desirous of speaking to this point very directly, because we believe a good deal of misapprehension...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 9

England - 1821
...thoroughly imbued in sailors, than that of a particular Providence — " A sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack." — We are desirous of speaking to this point very directly, because we believe a good deal of misapprehension...
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The Paisley magazine Vol 1

...foam is sure to overwhelm him, he cumWts himself with the belief that " A sweet little cherub still sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." Come, come, Sum, belay there, if you please, that brandy and lime juice handed you by Tom Norris, has...
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The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine, Part 2

English periodicals - 1833
...clear of the danger, and strongly proved to our grateful minds, that there's A sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. About nine, the storm began to abate, the ship was got before the wind, under close-reefed fore top-sail,...
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Memoirs of a Manager: Or, Life's Stage with New Scenery, Volume 2

Henry Lee - Theater - 1830
...on board" — he " braves all ! dreads nought !" for he knows that " There is a little cherub that sits up aloft to keep watch for the life of poor Jack !" I think the English Navy, as well as the English nation, have thus Ibeen greatly served by Mr. Dibdin....
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The Norwich Minstrel, Containing Several Hundred of the Most Admired and ...

English poetry - 1831 - 255 pages
...me, let storms e'er so 6ft 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 our Poll, for, you see, she would cry, When last we weighed anchor for sea, What argufies...
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