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" Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating down the tide, sir.... "
Past and Present of Wyandot County, Ohio: A Record of Settlement ... - Page 31
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Century Readings for a Course in American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1922 - 1012 pages
...ditty, Strange things I'll tell which late befel In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, /s poets say, S Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, I0 He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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Prose and Poetry of the Revolution: The Establishment of the Nation

Frederick Clarke Prescott, John Herbert Nelson - American literature - 1925 - 266 pages
...friend, Trill forth harmonious ditty, Strange things I'll tell which late befel In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ..., Volume 1

Albert Bushnell Hart, John Gould Curtis - United States - 1898
...friend, Trill forth harmonious ditty, Strange things I'll tell which late befel In Philadelphia city. Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ..., Volume 2

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1901
...friend, Trill forth harmonious ditty, Strange things I'll tell which late befel In Philadelphia city. Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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U.S. Army Recruiting News

United States. Adjutant-General's Office - 1933
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty; Strange things I'll tell, which late befell In Philadelphia city. Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...stood on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. * * * A sailor, too, in jerkin blue, The strange appearance viewing, First rubbed his eyes in great...
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Your Navy

United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel - United States - 1946 - 456 pages
...publication was given a poem about the affair. Here's some of it: 'Twas early day as poets say, Just as the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood , And saw a sight surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of...
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America's Use of Sea Mines

Robert Caruthers Duncan - Submarine mines - 1962 - 173 pages
...Strange things I'll tell what late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just as the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, (The truth can't be denied, sir,) He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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Naval Documents of the American Revolution: American theater: January 1 ...

United States. Naval History Division - United States - 2005
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty; Strange things I'll tell, which late befel In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as Poets say, Just when the sun was...rising; A soldier stood on a log of wood And saw a sight surprising. As in a maze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be deny'd, Sir; He spy'da score of...
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Historical Collections of Georgia

George White - Reference - 1969 - 746 pages
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty : Strange things I'll tell, which late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on log of wood, And *aw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, (Trie troth can't be denied,...
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Engineers of Independence: A Documentary History of the Army Engineers in ...

Paul K. Walker - United States - 1981 - 403 pages
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty. Strange things l'll tell, which late befell ln Philadelphia city. Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze— The truth can't be denied, sirHe spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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