The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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20                         THE BELLMAN'S SPEECH.
Some jokes he had kept for a season of woe------
But the crew would do nothing but groan.
He served out some grog with a liberal hand, And bade them sit down on the beach:
And they could not but own that their Captain looked grand, As he stood and delivered his speech.
u Friends, Romans, and countrymen, lend me your ears !" (They were all of them fond of quotations: So they drank to his health, and they gave him three cheers, While he served out additional rations).