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Thread #94062   Message #3419306
Posted By: Charley Noble
13-Oct-12 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Clipper (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Origins: The Clipper (Peter Bellamy)
Reinhard above has nailed the literary source, the same source that I was just reviewing (grumble, grumble).

Typo: "Reuben Ranzo" above should be italicized or in quotation marks as the title of a shanty.

Evidently the poem was used as an introduction to the first chapter of The China Clippers.

I would cite the reference as: From an untitled introductory poem by K. Tardif, The China Clippers, edited by Basil Lubbock, James Brown & Sons, Glasgow, UK, © 1914, p. 342.

That still leaves a mystery with regard to the identity of "K. Tardif."

Charley Noble