Charles Dibdin , British musician, dramatist, novelist, actor and songwriter, the son of a parish clerk, was born in Southampton on or before 4 March 1745, and was the youngest of a family of 18.
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“In every mess I find a friend, / In every port a wife.”
“Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave”
“Here, a sheer hulk, lies poor Tom Bowling,/ The darling of our crew.”
“Faithful, below, he did his duty; / But now he's gone aloft.”
“The lass that loves a sailor.”
“Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle? / He was all for love and a little for the bottle.”
“For they say there's a Providence sits up aloft,/ To keep watch for the life of poor Jack!”
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