by John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

They sacked the ships of London town
Language: English 
They sacked the ships of London town,
They burned the ships of Rye and Cadiz,
They burned full many a city down;
A bloody trade the pirate's is.
But Theodore,
Though dripping gore,
Was always courteous to the ladies

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First published in Broad Sheet, July 1905


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