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" ... 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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A Sailor's Garland

John Masefield - Sea poetry - 1906 - 328 pages
...'tween-decks, too, was stifling hot, And John a midship birth had got ; Just o'er his head there was a leak Then water down the hatchways gushing, And chests...shy of dozing ; In short, to shorten much our tale, We'll say at once, it blew a gale. — At four o'clock, with great coat dripping, The Quarter-Master...
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