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" 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 he had — To treat his engine well, Never be passed on the river, To mind the pilot's bell ; And if ever the Prairie Belle... "
Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal - Page 508
1899
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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
...religion he had,— To treat his engine well; Never be passed on the river To mind the pilot's brl! : And if ever the Prairie Belle took fire.— A thousand...boats has their day on the Mississip, And her day come at last. — The Movastar was a better boat, But the Belle she wouldn't be passed. And so she...
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Little Breeches and other pieces [in verse].

John Milton Hay - 1871
...Natchez-under-the-Hill And another one here, 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,...boats has their day on the Mississip, And her day come at last — The Movastar was a better boat, But the Belle she wouldn't be passed. And so come...
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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
...mind the pilot's bell ; And if ever the Prairie Belle took fire, — A thousand times he swore He M come at last, — The Movastar was a better boat, But the Belle she wouldn't be passed. And so she...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - Indiana - 1871 - 167 pages
...mind the pilot's bell ; And if ever the Prairie Belle took fire, — A thousand times he swore, He 'd hold her nozzle agin the bank Till the last soul got...boats has their day on the Mississip, And her day come at last, — The Movastar was a better boat, But the Belle she would n't be passed. And so she...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - 1873 - 167 pages
...mind the pilot's bell ; And if ever the 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, But the Belle she would rit be passed. And so she come tearin' along...
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The Truth Seeker Collection of Forms, Hymns, and Recitations: Original and ...

Free thought - 1877 - 585 pages
...Natchez-under-the-Hill, And another one here, 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;...boats has their day on the Mississip, And her day come at last — The Movaster was a better boat, But the Belle she wouldn't be passed. And so she come...
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The Truth Seeker Collection of Forms, Hymns, and Recitations: Original and ...

Free thought - 1877 - 585 pages
...Jim, And an awkward man in a row — But he never flunked, and he never lied; I reckon he never kaowed how. And this was all the religion he had— To treat...boats has their day on the Mississip, And her day come at last — The Movaster was a better boat, But the Belle she wouldn't be passed. And so she come...
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Humorous poems by English and American writers

William Michael Rossetti - American wit and humor - 1878 - 488 pages
...Natchez-under-the-Hill, And another one here 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...boats has their day on the Mississip, And her day come at last. The Movastar was a better boat, But the Belle she wouldn't be passed ; And so come tearin'...
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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
...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...boats has their day on the Mississip, And her day come at last, — The Movaster was a better boat, But the Belle she wouldn't be pass'd : And so she...
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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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