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234 SONGS AND BALLADS
Now, since he's so friendly, I'd give, as 'tis due, By way of requital, a kind wish, or two : And first, may his brandy run all o'er the deck, And he end his days in a rope with aking neck ; Or may he still eat, and be never satisfy'd, Still craving of more, still craving of more, but be never cloy'd.
And may he have nothing to drink all the year, When droughth shall attend him, but petty-warrant beer : May fate ne'er allow him a candle to his cabbin, And be in the dark by Old Nick taken napping, And by him or his agents be bore swiftly away, To plague, vex, and punish, to plague, vex, and punish, for ever and aye.
May Charon be careful and ferry him o're To Pluto's grand court on the Stygian shore : May ten thousand furies still on him attend, To plague and torment him unto the world's end : While each jolly sailor, to make themselves merry, Shall take a full glass, shall take a full glass, to his passage o'er the ferry.
THE SAILOR'S RESOLUTION TO FIGHT THE SPANIARDS.
A New Song.
What ship, honest brother sailor ? You must stop and.let us know. IF you're entered or protected, you must tell before you go. Here's our warrants to impress you. Ne'er repine, my noble
blood; We don't mean for to oppress you ; it's for your king and country's
For to humble the proud Spaniards British courage must be
shown, Or those haughty proud villains will never know what is their