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THE LANDING.

The crew was complete: it included a Boots—

 A maker of Bonnets and Hoods—

A Barrister, brought to arrange their disputes—

 And a Broker, to value their goods.


A Billiard-marker, whose skill was immense,

 Might perhaps have won more than his share—

But a Banker, engaged at enormous expense,

 Had the whole of their cash in his care.


There was also a Beaver, that paced on the deck,

 Or would sit making lace in the bow:

And had often (the Bellman said) saved them from wreck,

 Though none of the sailors knew how.