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Thread #99515   Message #1983986
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
02-Mar-07 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Origins: How to escape from pirates
Subject: RE: Origins: How to escape from pirates
1. Get deserted, as in

THE PIRATE'S DESERTED BRIDE

From Levy

Far o'er the sea the bark is gone,
With her blood red flag above,
And I am left to weep alone,
My sorrows and my love,
My fears rise with the rising gale,
For my heart is on the main,
Oh! I ne'er shall see that spreading sail
And blood red flag again.


2. No escape, as in

THE PIRATE's SERENADE, also from Levy

Forgive my rough mood, unaccustom'd to sue,
I woo not perhaps as your land lover woo ...

Then wake, lady, wake! I am waiting for thee,
And this night or never my bride thou shalt be.

(Unless she stabs herself, of course.)