The Editorial Regatta of 1862
The breeze is fresh and fair;And ganner's brave are waving free
As autumn leaves in fall.The veteran Godey leads the way,
With Bonner following near;And Harper strives to win the day,
So bravely does he steerLeslie, with flowing sheets and sail
Holds gaily in the race:And Peterson, who's just in hail,
Comes dashing on space.A hundred craft of lesser note
For public suffrage strive,And rare's the prize to favored boat,
That shall the first arrive.Sail ho! look out to windward there!
A gallant craft's in view;Her clippering is rich and rare.
Her helmsman bold and true.'Tis "Hamilton," with his noble craft—
His "ANGLO," sure to please,Her silken sails are fore and aft,
Flung boldly to the breeze.From every bark a welcome comes
"God speed her onward! all repeat.A voice form many thousand homes
Welcome the favorite of the fleet.