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" Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men, We always are ready : Steady, boys, steady ! We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again. "
The Metropolitan - Page 247
1837
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1422 pages
...(See also ABNE) 8 Hearts of oak are our ships, Gallant tars are our men. GARHICK — Hearts of Oak. 9 GARRICK — Other version of Hearts of Oak. (See also ARNOLD) All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd....
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The Journal of a Tour to Corsica: & Memoirs of Pascal Paoli

James Boswell - 1923 - 142 pages
...endeavoured to please them in this too, and was very lucky in that which occurred to me. I sung them 'Hearts of oak are our ships, ' Hearts of oak are our men.' I translated it into Italian for them, and never did I see men so delighted with a song as the Corsicans...
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Imprisonment

Bernard Shaw - 1924 - 108 pages
...humor, their boasts, their anticipations of future exploits, are precisely those of criminals. They always are ready (Steady, boys, steady) to fight and to conquer again and again. Ned Kelly, Charles Peace, Dick Turpin and Claude Duval, the Black Prince, Harry the Fifth, Robin Hood,...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 424 pages
...winds that hold them play, An amber scent of odorous perfume Her harbinger. Samson Aftnistes. MILTON Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men. POEMS OF THE SEA. STORMS AND SHIPWRECK. Ye gentlemen of England That live at home at ease, Ah ! little...
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Songs from the British Drama

Edward Bliss Reed - 1925 - 404 pages
...press you like slaves, For who are so free as we sons of the waves? Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men, We always are ready ; steady, boys, steady, We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again. We ne'er see our foes but we wish them to stay ; They...
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Little Folks: A Magazine for the Young

1885 - 1004 pages
...had just driven up to the house with her Maltese dog), singing more heartily than harmoniously — " Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men ; We always are ready, Steady, boys, steady. We'll fight and we'll conquer again, and again. DOLLY'S GOLDEN SLIPPERS. AFTER XI. — BOBBY DRAWN...
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The Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

David Nichol Smith - 1926 - 744 pages
...press you like slaves, For who are so free as we Sons of the Waves. Heart of Oak are our ships, Heart of Oak are our Men, We always are ready, Steady! Boys! steady! We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again. We ne'er see our Foes but we wish them to stay, They...
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The Eighteenth Century

Clara Linklater Thomson - 1914 - 82 pages
...year ; To honour we call you, not press you like slaves, For who are so free as we sons of the waves ? Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men, We always are ready, Steady, boys, steady, We'll fight and well conquer again and again. " We ne'er see our foes but we wish them to stay; They...
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Little Folks: A Magazine for the Young

1883 - 864 pages
...and his companions, sixty of them together, see our steamer coming — and all sing together — " Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men ! Ready, ay, ready ! Steady, bovs, steady ! We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again." I hope...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 164

1885 - 860 pages
...his time was enough to transform every sailor who heard it before going into battle into a hero: — Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men. In the same period of literary history must be placed James Thomson, author of "The Seasons," who wrote...
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