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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


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.)