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Lines written on the loss the steam ship Cere

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                     LINES WRITTEN ON THE

       LOSS THE STEAM SHIP CERE

ON HEH PASSAGE FROM LONDON TO

         DUBLIN ON THE 10th OF NOVEMBER

      THE COAST OF WEXFORD

All you that has a feeling hart I hope you will attend,
Unto this sad & auful tale the truth it here is prend,
Its of a dreadful shipwreck for which numbers will deplore
On the 10 night of November apon the Waxford shore

In that gallent ship the Ceres from London wee set sail,
Bound for fair Dublin City with a brisk & pleasant gale,
A 113pasepgers & 27 of a crue
With joy & hope to meat our friends till wee near to waxford town

The night was dark & dismal a storm did arise,
The rain it fell in to rents which Hid us all surprise,
Wee mist the light upon that night, which did us all much shock
Our ship she dashed with fury upon Carnsore rock

Her boiler then it bursted & scaled all a roound
The waves beat in her stern which did us all confound
Some soldiers & some women with 4 children that were small
The were the first in this sad wreck that met there sad downfall

Our boats they were all useless they were in pieces torn,
The cruel waves from of our deck passengers they bare,
Full forty souls both young & old they rush'd into the deep
That God may comfort all their friends they left numbers for to weep

Its for their loss we all new mourn nemore their face we'l see,
There was Miss Rutledge from monkstown alsiMisa Geogerty
There was Miss Clark likewise Anne Dunne & theo were lov'd
    richt weil,
The anguish of their leveing friends no mortal tounge can tell,

Mils Woods a Nies from the blackrock with Irdies in their prim
With Higgins Taylor and Seahy Bura Ryan and Devine
There was William Smallbreok was well known he now lies in
    the grave
But if they had remaind on board their lives might all be saved,

Clergyman there was on bord for him all does lament,
To see his friends in Dublin it was cheif intent,
He was humane ganerous and to the poor he was o friend
And for each worthy puapose his aid did f ecly lend,

The seen was dreadful to behold when daylight did arive,
To see the bodies of the dead the raging waves did drive,
Of men & women old & young their friends will see nomore
All lying lifeless on the ground upon the Wexfordd shore

Much thanks are due to these brave men that to their rescue came
For many lives there has been save'd upon the rageing main
There wos doctor Heard & family & nearly 40 more,
By Heavens decree as all may a e they safely reach'd the shore,

Now to conclude those doleful lines let every christian pray
That the Lord he may receive their souls that perrish'd in the sea
For now alas unto our grief wee'l never see them more,
May the Heavens be their dwellin that died on the wexford shore

    p. Brereten, Printer, 1 , Lr, Exchange, Street, Dublin

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