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154 SONGS AND BALLADS
We conquer'd the French, but had they been beat,
Courage, etc., Our conquest, tho' glorious, had been more compleat
Courage, etc. If our hero aboard no laurels has got,
Courage, etc., ,
Yet he triumphs at home and is victor by vote.
A SONG ON THE SAME.
As brave Sir Rooke Tholouse did beat,
So brave Tholouse beat him ; But whensoe'er they meet again
George will his jacquet trim. They both did fight, they both did beat,
They both did run away ; They both did strive to meet again
The quite contrary way.
THE SAILOR'S TRAGEDY; OR, THE LAST FAREWEL OF CAPTAIN SMITH.
To the Tune of Sail before the mast.
I am in a consternation at my now approaching death; It's my woful lamentation e're I do resign my breath I shall write this fatal morning, which I mean to leave behind. Let my ruine be a warning evermore to all mankind.
Often have I sail'd the ocean, with a proud, aspiring heart, Aiming still at high promotion, far above my due desert. Having lost my first commission, I cou'd not be satisfy'd Till the steps of grand ambition led me to the fall of pride.