“Sayle Gentle Pinnace”

Sayle gentle Pinnace Zepherus doth not faile
with prosperous gales, Saile Gentle Pinnace Sayle
Proud Neptune Stoops, and freely Condescends
For’s foremer Roughness, now to make amends;
Thetis with her green Mantle sweetly Glides
With smileing Dimples Singing by our Sides
Sayle Gentle Pinnace Zepherus does not faile
With Prosperous gales, Sayle Gentle Pinnace Sayle.
—John Saffin, ca. 1658