A little bread, a crust - a crumb, A little trust, a Demijohn, Can keep the soul alive, Not portly - mind! But breathing - warm - Conscious, as old Napoleon The night before the Crown! A modest lot, a fame petite, A brief campaign of sting and sweet, Is plenty! is enough! A sailor's business is the Shore - A soldier's- Balls! Who asketh more Must seek the neighboring life!
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