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Poem Title:  Dan's Fortune

Poem Category:  Humerous/ Funny Poems

Poet:  Cicely Fox Smith

Poet Biography: 
Cicely Fox Smith (1882-1954). was an English poet who produced more than a dozen poetry books and contributed to many more. Her main themes are maritime poetry, travel books and, with her sister Madge, some fine children's novels.

"I've made my fortune once," said Dan,
"A nice little pile for a sailorman,
Along o' salvin' a Dago barque
We picked up once on the edge o' dark
The time I was bound from 'Frisco 'ome
In Clay's old 'ooker Eurynome:
The mess she was in 'ud make you shudder,
But we rigged 'er up a jury rudder
An' brought 'er 'ome in a beast of a gale
Under what could be spared o' the mate's shirt-tail:
An' they treated us 'and some, so they did,
For they dished us out a 'undred quid,
Bill an' Ginger an' Shorty an' me

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