William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray Poems
To His Serving Boy
Rosa qua locorum
Neque te ministrum
Neque me sub arcta
Air--"il y avait un petit navire."
There were three sailors of Bristol city
Who took a boat and went to sea.
But first with beef and captain's biscuits
And pickled pork they loaded she.
There was gorging Jack and guzzling Jimmy,
And the youngest he was little Billee.