So good stirring, patriotic stuff like this must have been penned by one of the great English classic poets of the day? English, right?
Wrong. Ye Mariners of England is the work of one Thomas Campbell, born in Glasgow at number 215 High Street.
And to prove it, a plaque on the side of the building commemorates the fact he lived there - he even has a statue in George Square.
The plaque reads; "On this site stood the house in which the poet Campbell lived."
In fact the original house where Thomas lived with his parents and 10 siblings was knocked down in the 19th century and replaced by a branch of the British Linen Bank.
The red brick building, with its ornate carvings, stands at the corner of Nicholas Street, beside Glasgow's oldest pub, the Old College Bar, itself under threat of demolition.
Campbell was no ordinary Glaswegian. His father, a Tobacco Lord in Virginia, was the son of the 6th Laird of Kirnan, Argyll.
Both his parents, by all accounts, were highly intelligent, and one of his brothers married a daughter of Patrick Henry, a founding father of America.
Thomas was educated at the High School of Glasgow and Glasgow University. He then moved to Edinburgh where he wrote his best-known work, the Pleasures of Hope.
Campbell, who lived from 1777 to 1844, lived at a time of Imperial expansion, hence his fiercely patriotic verse.
His inclusion among the statues in George Square is probably explained by his Rectorship of Glasgow University between 1826 and 1829.
The plaque is well worth a look next time you are passing the Old College Bar.
It depicts the house, presumably as it looked in Campbell's time, with five well-dressed gentlemen passing the time of day chatting on the pavement, and a woman in the doorway.
Is she shouting at them not to go to the pub? Very possibly.