Don Juan 04-082
Canto the Fourth
In a few words he told their hapless story,
 Saying, "Our Machiavellian impresario,
Making a signal off some promontory,
 Hail'd a strange brig -- Corpo di Caio Mario!
We were transferr'd on board her in a hurry,
 Without a single scudo of salario;
But if the Sultan has a taste for song,
We will revive our fortunes before long.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)