Sail Away

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Bark Vernon, Page 164 of 256

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[The top half of the page contains the poem and several inscriptions in various inks
 
and handwriting]
 
 
 
Oh Smile as thou wert want to Smile
 
Oh Smile as thou wert want to Smile
  
 
Oh, Smile as thou wert want to Smile
 
Oh, Smile as thou wert want to Smile
& Before thy weight of care,
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Before thy weight of care,
Head & whed thy heart and for a while
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Had Crushed thy heart and for a while
Left only to draw there.
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Left only sorrow there.
  
 
Some thoughts twere best if we should quell,
 
Some thoughts twere best if we should quell,
 
Some impulse to forget
 
Some impulse to forget
O’er which should [wemary?] cease to dwell
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O’er which should memory cease to dwell
We may be happy yet (repeat)
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We may be happy yet. (repeat)
  
 
Oh, never name departed days
 
Oh, never name departed days
Nor vows we [illegible] there
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Nor vows we whispered then
Beyond which too sad a feeling plays
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Round which too sad a feeling plays
In trust their times again!
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To trust their tones again!
 
Regard their [? dows?] thee last
 
Regard their [? dows?] thee last
 
As if we ne’r had met
 
As if we ne’r had met

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Oh Smile as thou wert want to Smile

Oh, Smile as thou wert want to Smile Before thy weight of care, Had Crushed thy heart and for a while Left only sorrow there.

Some thoughts twere best if we should quell, Some impulse to forget O’er which should memory cease to dwell We may be happy yet. (repeat)

Oh, never name departed days Nor vows we whispered then Round which too sad a feeling plays To trust their tones again! Regard their [? dows?] thee last As if we ne’r had met And still unmindful of the past we may be happy yet.


[Marginal inscriptions] [Next to poem] Oh, oh, oh, [Bah?]

[In pencil and encircled] I never [illegible] why (no?)[The?] they to [pain?] dear

[In ink] Oh, oh, oh, how very sensitive! Must be fearfully acute [bottom half of page] [pencil addition] We [ending?] shall we, O yes we [log continues in ink] July the 21st this day comences as usual with pleasant gales from South East, I have no incident of importance to note. All hand imployed in various gobs about deck and all posible sail set to advantage at 8 P.M. a whale was discovered following the ship an iron was immediately procured and a line attached when I stasioned myself upon the forcastle waiting for [illegible] after a short delay he appeared along side just forward the fore rigging spouting and Lashing the sea with his flukes. I threw the iron strikng him just just abaft his head [which?] he no [illegible] a very strange way of [?eeling] his [illegible] and [illegible] his ]gambo??]