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" He weren't no saint — them engineers Is all pretty much alike — One wife in Natchez-under-the-Hill And another one here, in Pike; A keerless man in his talk was Jim, And an awkward hand in a row, But he never flunked, and he never lied — • I reckon... "
Public Opinion - Page 247
1898
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science ..., Volume 14; Volume 77

American literature - 1871
...here in Pike ; A Keerless man in his talk was Jim, And an awkward hand in a row, But he never flanked, and he never lied, I reckon he never knowed how. "...nozzle agin the bank Till the last soul got ashore." The sub-feeling clearly is that men who live a life of something like license, if there be a law within...
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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
...here, in Pike. A keerless man in his talk was Jim, And an awkward hand in a row, But he never flunked, nt He M hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last soul got ashore. All boats has their day on the Mississip,...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - Ballads, English - 1871 - 167 pages
...keerless man in his talk was Jim, And an awkward hand in a row, But he never flunked, and he never lied,I reckon he never knowed how. And this was all the religion...Prairie Belle took fire, — A thousand times he swore, He 'd hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last soul got ashore. All boats has their day on the Mississip,...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - 1873 - 167 pages
...in Pike ; A keerless man in 'his talk was Jim, And an awkward hand in a row, But he never flunked, and he never lied, I reckon he never knowed how. And...Prairie Belle took fire, — A thousand times he swore, He 'd hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last soul got ashore. The Movastar was a better boat,...
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Poetry of America: Selections from One Hundred American Poets from 1776 to 1876

William James Linton - African Americans - 1878 - 387 pages
...And an awkward hand in a row, But he never funk'd, and he never lied, — I reckon he never know'd how. And this was all the religion he had, — To treat his engine well, Never be pass'd on the river, To mind the pilot's bell, And if ever the Prairie Belle took fire — A thousand...
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A Cloud of Witnesses: Containing Selections from the Writings of Poets and ...

John Wesley Hanson - Universalism - 1880 - 324 pages
...engineer of the "Prairie Belle" "weren't no saint," but he'd resolved "if ever the Prairie Belle tuck fire He'd hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last soul got ashore." He was as good as his word, and all but himself reached shore in safety. He "passed in his cheeks,"...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1882 - 882 pages
...And an awkward hand in a row, lint he never flunked, and he never lied, — 1 reckon he never kuowed how. And this was all the religion he had,— To treat...well; Never be passed on the river To mind the pilot's IK.!!; And if ever the Prairia Belle took fire,— A thousand times he swore, He'd hold her nozzle...
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 5

English wit and humor - 1888
...in Pike. A keerless man in his talk was Jim. And an awkward man in a row — But he never flunked, and he never lied ; I reckon he never knowed how....this was all the religion he had — To treat his engines well ; Never be passed on the river ; To mind the pilot's bell ; And if ever the Prairie Belle...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 13; Volume 19

New England - 1896
...was his next essay. It was suggested by John Hay's poem, " Jim Bludso," and illustrated the lines : " A thousand times he swore He'd hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last soul got ashore." The hero, Jim, is standing at his post like a rock, the cruel flames roasting him, dying that his passengers...
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Wit, Humor, Pathos and Parodies

William De Vere - American wit and humor - 1885 - 139 pages
...Natchez-under-the-Hill, And another one here, in Pike. A careless man in his talk was Jim, But he never pinked, and he never lied, I reckon he never knowed how. And...all the religion he had — To treat his engine well ; Kever be passed on the river ; To mind the pilot's bell ; And if ever the " Prairie Belle " took...
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