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Thread #138169 Message #3162851
Posted By: Charley Noble
30-May-11 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: John Masefield-Songs from Poems (PermaThread)
Subject: RE: John Masefield-Songs from Poems (PermaThread)
Masefield did serve as an apprentice under two brutal captains and certainly knew the realities of the common sailor. He actually jumped ship himself in New York City, finding work as a waiter at a waterfront dive, and later as a clerk at a shoe factory in New Jersey. Fortunately, he found his way back to England and eventually was able to support himself with his literary talents.