Wasp Stinging Frolic

DESCRIPTION: "Then broadside and broadside full at it they went The Wasp stung the Frolick unto her content." Frolic is defeated and ordered toward port but a British 74 takes both the nest day.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: battle war rescue death sea ship America England patriotic
October 18-19, 1812 - American sloop battles and boards English brig Frolic; the next day a British 74 [the _Poictiers_] takes both ships (source: Thompson-Pioneer)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thompson-Pioneer 50, "Wasp Stinging Frolic" (1 text)
Roud #2825
cf. "Ye Parliament of England (I)" (theme)
File: ThP050

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