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Quotation by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
And down in fathoms many went the captain and the crew;
Down went the owners—greedy men whom hope of gain
Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911), British parodist, librettist. Etiquette (l. 2–4).
FiBHP. Fireside Book of Humorous Poetry, The. William Cole, ed. (1959) Simon and Schuster.
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