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27
THE BAY OF BISCAY
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Now dash'd upon the billow, Her opening timbers creak,
Each fears a wat'ry pillow, None stop the dreadful leak.
To ciing to slipp'ry shrouds
Each breathless seaman crowds,
As she lay till next day In the Bay of Biscay, O!
3-At length the wish'd-for morrow
Broke thro' the hazy sky, Absorb'd in silent sorrow,
Each heav'd a bitter sigh. The dismal wreck to view Struck horror in the crew, As she lay all that day
In the Bay of Biscay, 0 1
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Her yielding timbers sever,
Her pitchy seams are rent, When Heav'n, all bounteous ever,
Its boundless mercy sent. A sail in sight appears, We hail her with three cheers, Now we sail, with the gale. From the Bay of Biscay, 01
H. 4868.
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