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" Through the hot black breath of the burnin' boat Jim Bludso's voice was heard, And they all had trust in his cussedness And knowed he would keep his word. And, sure's you're born, they all got off Afore the smokestacks fell, And Bludso's ghost went up... "
Public Opinion - Page 247
1898
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...cursin', but Jim yelled out. Over all the infernal roar, "I'll hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last galoot's ashore." Through the hot, black breath of...cussedness, And knowed he would keep his word. And sure's you're born, they all got off Afore the smokestacks fell, — And Bludso's ghost went up alone...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science ..., Volume 14; Volume 77

American literature - 1871
...burnt a hole in the night ; " and again in the lines, — " Through the hot black breath of the bumin' boat. Jim Bludso's voice was heard, And they all had...his cussedness. And knowed he would keep his word." It was a great stroke of modern realism to make it Jim Bludso's " cussedness," — ort,as we should...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - Ballads, English - 1871 - 167 pages
...yelled out, Over all the infernal roar, " I '11 hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last galoot 's ashore." Through the hot, black breath of the burnin'...cussedness, And knowed he would keep his word. And, sure 's you 're born, they all got off Afore the smokestacks fell, — And Bludso's ghost went up alone In...
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Little Breeches and other pieces [in verse].

John Milton Hay - 1871
...cursin', but Jim yelled out Over all the infernal roar, " I'll hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last galoot's ashore." Through the hot, black breath of...cussedness, And knowed he would keep his word. And, sure's you're born, they all got off Afore the smokestacks fell, — And Bludso's ghost went up alone...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...her nozzle agin the bank Till the last galoot 's ashore." Through the hot, black breath of the bumin' boat Jim Bludso's voice was heard, And they all had trust in his enssednees, And knowed he would keep his word. And, sure 's you 're born, they all got off Afore the...
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Americanisms: The English of the New World

Maximilian Schele de Vere - Americanisms - 1872 - 685 pages
...Jim Bludsoe of the Prairie Bell : " Through the hot-black breath of the burnin' boat Jim Bludsoe's voice was heard, And they all had trust in his cussedness, And knowed he would keep his word." The term has even been traced back to a French origin, from the fact that the same term is used in...
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AMERICANISMS; THE ENGLISH OF THE NEW WORLD

M.SCHELE DE VERE - 1872
...Jim Bludsoe of the Prairie Bell : " Through, the hot-black breath of the biirnin' boat Jim Bludsoe' s voice was heard, And they all had trust in his cussedness, And knowed he would keep his word." The term has even been traced back to a French origin, from the fact that the same term is used in...
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Americanisms: The English of the New World

Maximilian Schele de Vere - Americanisms - 1872 - 685 pages
...Jim Bludsoe of the Prairie Bell : " Through the hot-black breath of the burnin' boat Jim Bludsoe's voice was heard, And they all had trust in his cussedness, And knowed he would keep his word." The term has even been traced back to a French origin, from the fact that the same term is used in...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - 1873 - 167 pages
...Over all the infernal roar, " I '11 hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last galoot 's ashore." And they all had trust in his cussedness, And knowed he would keep his word. And, sure 's you 're born, they all got off Afore the smokestacks fell, — And Bludso's ghost went up alone In...
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Every Saturday

1873
...bank till every soul save he got safe on shore : — Through the hot black breath of the burning Ijoat Jim Bludso's voice was heard ; And they all had trust in his cussedness, And knew he would keep his word. And sure's you're born, they all got off Afore the smoke-stacks fell,...
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