Charles Dibdin was born on March 4, 1765 English theatrical manager, composer, author and actor whose sea songs and operas made him one of the most popular English composers of the late 18th century. 1765-1814
Here, a sheer hulk, lies poor Tom Bowling,/ The darling of our crew.
I got a sweet little telephone call from my director to the general effect that we can't fall behind in our schedule... I had to go-and leave behind me all the pleasures of a snow-white bed, and candy and flowers, and the other lovely things that make illness a positive privilege.