Little Sailor Boy
 


Citation

Susanna Haswell [Rowson], 1762-1824, “Little Sailor Boy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed August 9, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31692.


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Title

Little Sailor Boy

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a staple at the upper left corner.

Subject

English poetry -- 19th century American poetry -- 19th century Sailors -- Poetry Prayers -- Poetry Love -- Poetry

Creator

Susanna Haswell [Rowson], 1762-1824

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/14/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

The Sailor Boy

The sea was calm, the sky serene,
And gently blew the eastern gale,
When Anna, seated on a rock,
Watched the Pavinia’s lessening sail.
To Heaven she thus here prayer addressed:
Thou who canst save or canst destroy!
From each surrounding danger guard,
My much-loved little sailor boy.

When tempests over the ocean howl,
And even sailors shrink with dread,
Be some protecting angel near,
To hover over my William’s head:
He was beloved by all the plain,
His father’s pride, his mother’s joy,
Then safely to their arms restore,
Their much-loved little sailor boy.

May no rude foe his course impede,
Conduct him safely over the waves,
O! may he never be compelled,
To fight for power or mix with slaves,
May smiling peace his steps attend,
Each rising hour be crowned with joy,
As blest as that when I again,
Shall meet my much-loved little sailor boy.

Classification Title

Little Sailor Boy

Document Title

The Sailor Boy

Alternate Geographic Location

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Associated Date

1804

Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 159 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-08

File name

113_LittleSailorBoy

Transcription Date

2006-08-28

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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