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* The flag bearing captain Hillyer's long motto.
† Nathan was we understand a tall long-sided Yankey, and reckoned the best scholar of the whole ship's crew. # Two sailors picknamed, by the crew.
In haste to join the Cherub, he
Soon bent his scurvy way,
To Valparaiso bay.
And let them go-to meet the foe
We'll take no further trouble,
They'll only fight us-double.
Ne'er mind, my boys, let's drink and sing,
“Free trade and sailors' rights;” May liquor never fail the lad
Who for his country fights.
Huzza, my lads-let's drink and sing!
And toast them as they run-
Who'll fight us--two to onc!"
“ A Yankey song for the amusement of the crews of his Britannic majesty's ships Phæbe and Cherub. Attempted by general Wynne, who is a bloody bad singer.” [Note. We have some doubts whether this song has not been published somewhere before. If so, and the author will put in his claim, we will gladly give it to the right owner, for it appears to be worth claiming.]
“ Ye tars of our country, who seek on the main,
The bold Constitution a ship of some fame,
At five past meridian the action begun,
Proud Dacres commanded the enemy's ship,
That boasting commander, his crew first address'd, (It was partly made up of Americans press’d;)
Says he," my brave lads, see our wish is fulfilla, For 'tis better to capture a ship, than to build.
And you who are tir'd of our boatswain's-mates whip,
Our drum beat to quarters, each jolly tar hears,
or to die."
So at it we went, in a deluge of fire,
At a quarter past five our shot told so well,
Our cabin had now from his shot taken fire,
The prize we then boarded, all arm'd, in a boat,
Our loss was but seven, Heav'n rest their brave souls,
Huzza for the can, boys, come give us a pull,
FOR THE NAVAL CHRONICLE.
“ The Dey of Algiers, not being afraid of his ears,"
“I'm the Dey of Algiers, with a beard a yard long,
“ They say,” to himself one day says the Dey, , "I may bully him now without reck’ning to pay; “ There's a kick-up just coming with him and John Bull, " And John will give Jonathan both his hands full."
So he bullied our consul, and captur'd our men, Went out through the Straits and came back safe again; And thought that his cruisers in triumph might ply Wherever they pleas'd, but he thought a d- d lie.
For when Jonathan fairly got John out of his way,
Away went Decatur to treat with the Dey,
From thence he proceeded to Algesair's bay,
And when he found out that the admiral's ship,
“ Ho! ho!" says the Dey, “if this is the way “ This Jonathan reckons his tribute to pay; “Who takes it will tickle his fingers with thorns.” So the Dey and the crescent both haul'd in their horns.
He callid for a peace and gave up our men,