Nautical Lays of a Landsman. Wallace Irwin. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1904. Cover design, endpapers and text illustration by Charles Buckles Falls.
“Twas out on the Archipelago
In the region of the Horn,
Somewhere in the locks of the Equinox
And the Tropic of Capricorn.
We bumped right into the Arctic,
Me and me matey, John.
We was near to frizz by the slush and the slizz,
For we hadn’t our flannels on.
Who’d have thought that a tried explorer
Would start for the Pole like that,
With openwork hose and summer clothes
And a dinky old Panama hat?”