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"Strain on the oars..." | 22-Dec-05

"Strain on the oars, ye gallant hearts -
A life is on each stroke,
And women's hearts & women's prayers
Alike God's help invoke.


"The barque sinks on the Goodwins,
But all her shiv'ring crew
Are safe on board that ark of God
With the boatmen bluff but true."

The author's initials appear to be HJB or possible HSB. The poem is written on the back of a picture of a lifeboat rowing out to the rescue of a boat foundering on the Goodwin sands.

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