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Music of the Waters.              125
added that the chief magistrate and corporation of New­castle-upon-Tyne still keep up annually one of the most ancient water customs, namely, that of going in a procession in barges down the River Tyne to inspect the boundaries. This ceremony takes place on Ascension Day, or what is now commonly known by the good people of the coaly metropolis as " Barge Day."
I wonder if this ancient roundel of the Lord Mayor's water-procession suggested Captain Oxenham's song in " Westward Ho !" to Charles Kingsley ?

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