Found in the early pages of a diary which later became a 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT.
Many a ship has gone to sea
And lost for the want of a rudder
Many a girl has lost her boy
Through talking to a mother
E. S. Bridgement
Bridgement, Ada Anna. "Diary" (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1912-1916), p. 5; privately held by John Terence. Mulholland, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Margate, Queensland, Australia, 2013. Mr Mulholland was the son-in-law of the diary's author.
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