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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5558
AUTHOR:Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)
QUOTATION:A wet sheet and a flowing sea,
  A wind that follows fast,
And fills the white and rustling sail,
  And bends the gallant mast.
And bends the gallant mast, my boys,
  While like the eagle free
Away the good ship flies, and leaves
  Old England on the lee.
ATTRIBUTION:A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea.
 

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