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LOSS OF THE VICTORY
O Victory ! thou wast unlucky, but once before was out at sea, In the night run foul of the Lion, and her carved work took
away: Now thou art gone to the bottom with a jovial company, An admiral, marines and sailors, most unhappy Victory !
Oh ! the grief of mournful widows, and their children fatherless, And the grief of tender parents, is more than what I can express : Some lamenting for their sweethearts overwhelm'd with grief we
see, Each one laments his dear relation, Oh ! the fatal Victory !
Children crying for their fathers, widows weeping in distress, God will surely be their comfort, and protect the fatherless. He'll be a husband to the widow that loves honest industry, And does give them His protection; farewell fatal Victory !
DISCONSOLATE JUDY'S LAMENTATION FOR THE ABSENCE OF HER TRUE LOVE JOHNNY, ON BOARD THE VICTORY, WITH ADMIRAL BALCHEN, NOW MISSING.
Tune of Down by a Crystal River Side.
Come pity me, young maidens all, Who am brought into wretched thrall, My love was prest away to sea, And is on board the Victory.
When of him I did take my leave, He said, ' Dear Judy, do not grieve; Altho' I absent from you be, Stout is our ship, the Victory.
' Brave Balchen is a gallant man, And will conduct us safe to land ; Then my dear Judy I shall see, When safe returns the Victory.'
Ah ! John, indeed my heart did fail, When you to Lisbon was to sail, For dangers they are great at sea, Oh ! now where is the Victory.