Charles Sackville

(Dorset, England / 24 January 1638 – 29 January 1706)

Song, Written At Sea

To all you ladies now at land
We men at sea indite;
But first would have you understand
How hard it is to write:
The Muses now, and Neptune too,
We must implore to write to you--
With a fa, la, la, la, la!

For though the Muses should prove kind,

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