... such a screeching still did keep The Beams and Guns, he could not sleep, He yawned and turned times without number, In feverish, restless, painful slumber; The tween-decks too was stifling hot, And John a midship birth had got ; Just o'er his head...
The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy: A Poem, in Four Cantos - Page 82
by Alfred Burton (pseud.), John Mitford - 1904 - 246 pages
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