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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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Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick (LOA #9)

Herman Melville - 1983 - 1470 pages
...most artistically arranged, may give some idea of the air: "Hearts of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men, We always are ready, steady, boys, steady, To fight and to conquer, again and again." In warm weather this pastime at the guns is exceedingly unpleasant, to say the least, and throws a...
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The Journals of James Boswell, 1762-1795

James Boswell - 1994 - 450 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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The Surgeon's Mate

Patrick O'Brian - 1994 - 392 pages
...my lads, 'tis to glory we steer,' and they joined in the chorus: Heart of oak are our ships, Heart of oak are our men, We always are ready, Steady, boys, steady . .. with a fine growling roar, the last deep steady making the wine ripple in the decanters. 'We are...
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Ice!

Tristan Jones - 1998 - 292 pages
...not slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves? Chorus: 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! Royal Navy song, eighteenth century. It is the lower-deckmen's...
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The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë: 1834-1836

Patrick Branwell Brontë - 1997 - 720 pages
...Navvy! and that (snapping his fingers) is none of your drum beating fife squeaking and coated flummery "Hearts of Oak are our ships hearts of oak are our men" as the song says^l — But Howsomever — They want me to talk of shallow pated fops as If I knew anything...
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The Wing-and-Wing

James Fenimore Cooper - 1998 - 450 pages
...like slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves? CHORUS: 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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Sharpe's Devil: Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821

Bernard Cornwell - 2009 - 338 pages
...press you like slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves? Heart of oak are our ships! Heart of oak are our men! We always are ready! Steady, boys, steady . . . "Stop that bloody caterwauling down below!" came a bellow from the quarterdeck. "A thousand apologies,...
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Decision at Trafalgar: The Story of the Greatest British Naval Battle of the ...

Dudley Pope - 1999 - 384 pages
...like slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves? CHORUS: 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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A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of ...

Dean King, John B. Hattendorf, J. Worth Estes - 2000 - 532 pages
...like Slaves, For who are so free as the Sons of the waves? chorus: 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. heath An extensive area of level, uncultivated, open...
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The Victorians and the Visual Imagination

Kate Flint - 2000 - 450 pages
...maritime cliche formulated by David Garrick in his song 'Heart of Oak' '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'"1 60 William Gale, The Convalescent, 1868. Oil on panel,...
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