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Thread #59418   Message #1483283
Posted By: Bunnahabhain
12-May-05 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Brown Bess- the Army musket 1700-1815

Though her sight was not long, and her weight was not small,
Yet her actions were winning, her languaghe was clear,
and everyone bowed as she opened the ball,
on the arm of some high gaiterd, grim grenadier.
Half of Europe admitted the striking success
Of the the dances and routes that were given by Brown Bess

And if ever we English had reson to bless
Any arm save our mother's, that arm is Brown Bess.

Now google is even offering us muzzle loaders to buy.