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First Line: A lady fair had lovers three
Last Line: "the captain answer'd, ""take the dry un."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Courtship; Women


A LADY fair had lovers three,
All fellow-passengers at sea.
It chanc'd when loud the tempest roar'd
That Lady fair fell overboard;
Two straightway plung'd into the wave
And snatch'd her from a watery grave;
Then wept that Lady fair, and cried,
"How can I thus perplex'd decide?
Good Captain, aid my choice to make,
Which think you now ought I to take?"
"Since my opinion you rely on,"
The Captain answer'd, "take the dry un."





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