Naval Songs and Ballads, Volume 33 (Google eBook)

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Navy Records Society, 1908 - Folk songs, English - 391 pages
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Page 294 - By the festal cities blaze, Whilst the wine-cup shines in light ; And yet amidst that joy and uproar Let us think of them that sleep, Full many a fathom deep, By thy wild and stormy steep, Elsinore.
Page 291 - Like leviathans afloat, Lay their bulwarks on the brine; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime : As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep as death; And the boldest held his breath, For a time. But the might of England flushed To anticipate the scene; And her van the fleeter rushed O'er the deadly space between. 'Hearts of oak!
Page vi - SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications; the Editors of the several Works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 56 - To all you ladies now at land We men at sea indite ; But first would have you understand How hard it is to write ; The Muses now, and Neptune too, We must implore to write to you, With a fa la, la la, la la.
Page 291 - OF Nelson and the North Sing the glorious day's renown, When to battle fierce came forth All the might of Denmark's crown, And her arms along the deep proudly shone : By each gun the lighted brand In a bold determined hand. And the Prince of all the land Led them on.
Page 57 - Should foggy Opdam chance to know, Our sad and dismal story, The Dutch would scorn so weak a foe, And quit their fort at Goree : For what resistance can they find From men who've left their hearts behind? With a fa la, la la, la la.
Page 295 - ... amidst that joy and uproar, Let us think of them that sleep, Full many a fathom deep, By thy wild and stormy steep, Elsinore ! Brave hearts ! to Britain's pride Once so faithful and so true, On the deck of fame that died, With the gallant good Riou ; Soft sigh the winds of Heaven o'er their grave ! While the billow mournful rolls, And the mermaid's song condoles, Singing glory to the souls Of the brave ! THOMAS CAMPBELL.
Page xi - Poems on Interesting Events in the Reign of King Edward III. written in the year 1352 by Laurence Minot.
Page xxxiii - Or sear-cloth masts with strong tarpauling coats: To try new shrouds one mounts into the wind And one below their ease or stiffness notes.
Page 180 - I, by twenty sail attended, Did this Spanish town affright ; Nothing then its wealth defended But my orders not to fight. Oh ! that in this rolling ocean I had cast them with disdain, And obey'd my heart's warm motion To have quell'd the pride of Spain...

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JSTOR: Naval Songs and Ballads
Naval Songs and Ballads. Selected and edited by ch FIRTH, ma, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. (Printed for the Navy Records Society, 1908. ... sici?sici=0013-8266(190901)24%3A93%3C148%3ANSAB%3E2.0.CO%3B2-7

'Duncan, Jarvis and Lord Howe ...'
The first (reprinted much later by Firth in his Naval Songs and Ballads) has a ..... Much later, there is a Howe piece in Firth's Naval Songs and ballads of ... articles/ bbals_23.htm

Broadside Ballad Index
Not included are Charles H. Firth's An American Garland , and Naval Songs and Ballads . I have neither of these, and that, and not a lack of respect for ... ~lindahl/ ballads/ 17thc_index.html

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