Men Are Like Ships

DESCRIPTION: "Men are like ships upon the main, Exposed to every gale, Each passion is a fatal blast That tears away a sail." "Each pleasure is a latent rock And life a stormy sea." "Yet oft... our pilot sleeps Or leaves his place to pride... the vessel drives ashore"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1832 (Journal of the Condor)
KEYWORDS: sailor ship religious nonballad
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, p. 359, "Men Are Like Ships" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #27508
File: HGam359

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