|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Charles Dibdin (17451814)|
|QUOTATION:||Spanking Jack was so comely, so pleasant, so jolly,|
Though winds blew great guns, still he d whistle and sing;
Jack loved his friend, and was true to his Molly,
And if honour gives greatness, was great as a king.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Sailors Consolation. 1|
A song with this title, beginning, One night came on a hurricane, was written by William Pitt, of Malta, who died in 1840. [back]