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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Song: The Heart of a Tar
By Charles Dibdin (1745–1814)
 
YET though I’ve no fortune to offer,
  I’ve something to put on a par;
Come, then, and accept of my proffer,—
  ’Tis the kind honest heart of a tar.
 
Ne’er let such a trifle as this is,        5
  Girls, be to my pleasure a bar;
You’ll be rich though ’tis only in kisses,
  With the kind honest heart of a tar.
 
Besides, I am none of your ninnies;
  The next time I come from afar,        10
I’ll give you a lapful of guineas,
  With the kind honest heart of a tar.
 
Your lords, with such fine baby faces,
  That strut in a garter and star,—
Have they, under their tambour and laces,        15
  The kind honest heart of a tar?
 
 
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