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BY

LEWIS FRANK TOOKER

"The strength of the sea has strengthened thy hand,
The heart of the sea is thy heart:

It has bound thee in chains, it has set thee apart,
An alien to be to the land."

ILLUSTRATED

New York

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1916

All rights reserved

CAPTAIN JOHN PAUL JONES.

Cap'n Paul Jones was a Britisher born; he hailed from the Solway shore,

But he struck a snag with his folks at home, as

many have done before;

He shook the old land's dust from his feet, and he gave her a piece of his mind,

And he never knew that he'd somehow left a bit of his heart behind.

Cap'n Paul Jones was a skipper of fame, and a darned good sailorman, too,

And a bit of a bucko, as I've heard tell, in the way he handled his crew;

He learned 'em to drill, and he learned 'em to shoot, and to jump at the word of command, The same as he knew how they learned 'em to do in the ships of his native land.

Cap'n Paul Jones was a Britisher born, tho he changed his flag and his name,

In his "Ranger" frigate he led us a dance, but we honor him all the same;

We used to call him a pirate then, for he certainly wasn't our friend,

But he sailed and he fought as a Britisher should, which is what matters most in the end.

Cap'n Paul Jones was a Britisher born, which is why, now the time is come,

He knows the tug of the Solway tide, and the rattle of Drake's old drum;

He is back to the sea in the old, old way, a sailorman smart and bold

And the flag of the "Ranger" is flying today by the flag that she fought of old.

-C. Fox-Smith in London Spectator.

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BATTLE BETWEEN THE SERAPIS AND

HOMME RICHARD

MEDAL AWARDED TO JOHN PAUL JONES

THE CHAPEL AT ANNAPOLIS

THE BON

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