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    A feather bed had every man,
    Warm slippers and hot-water can,
    Brown windsor from the captain’s store,
    A valet, too, to every four.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    At Flores in the Azores Sir Richard Grenville lay,
    And a pinnace, like a fluttered bird, came flying from far away:
    ‘Spanish ships of war at sea! we have sighted fifty-three!’
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    In every grave make room, make room!
    The world’s at an end, and we come, we come.
    —Sir William Davenant (1606–1668)