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- Object: A veteran's address to a young sailor.
Heading to a broadside, 'Printed by D. N. Shury, Berwick-Street, Soho'. A stout elderly officer (l.), in naval uniform with long pigtail, addresses with outstretched l. arm a young sailor, putting his right. hand in his waistcoat pocket. The youth, who has short curly hair, stands hat in hand, cane under his arm, listening intently; he wears short blue jacket, knotted neck-cloth, white trousers, and low buckled shoes. The 'Address': 'You are now, Young Man, entering on a scene of life the most glorious and enterprising - that of an English Sailor. . . . An imperious and daring Invader threatens to approach your shores. . . .' He is adjured to remember Drake, Howard, Blake, and Pocock, Russel, Boscawen; 'Duncan, brave Cornwallis, Howe, Warren, Hood, the famed St. Vincent, and the undaunted Hero of the Nile! . . . Farewell! be vigilant, be bold - true to your God, your Country, and your King!' (cf. BMSat 10088). 13 August 1803
Hand-coloured etching with letterpress text
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Height: 360 millimetres (Sheet)
Width: 235 millimetres (Sheet)
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
For invasion broadsides see BMSat 10038. For naval heroes cf. (e.g.) BMSats 9257, 10039.
Listed by Broadley (Latta Coll.).
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