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  • Tags: sailors and soldiers

s0098b48_Raising.pdf
A collection of stories and tales about the adventures of a variety of different characters, including an elderly cat describing her adventures—most frequently her many brushes with death—throughout her life, a successful farmer who had to endure an…

s0042b27_He comes from.pdf
A collection of songs and ballads. The first is descriptive song of a warrior who escapes the field of battle to take refuge in a cottage and dreams of his lover’s embrace. The second ballad reminisces of the joys of young love’s passion, while in…

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A collection of several short songs and ballads mostly on the theme of sailing, including: a song about a boy who is so handsome, dairy maids drop milk pitchers when they see him and then count it a blessing when he kisses them; a song where a young…

s0098b48_History of Paul.pdf
This is the story of Paul Jones, a Scot who turned pirate early in life and who raided along the coast of Great Britain. Accounts are given of many of his attacks, including a letter purportedly written by an officer who observed his attacks on the…

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A collection of ballads and songs, all featuring certain lords in Scotland. In the first, Sir John Graeme falls sick with love for Barbara Allan, but when she visits him, she rejects him due to a slight he had given her once. Consequently, the young…

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The subject of this ballad is parental opposition to the lovers, Jemmy and Nancy. Returning to England from a forced voyage to Barbados, Jemmy is pushed overboard by a fellow crewman on instructions from Nancy’s father. His ghost appears to Nancy,…

s0094b39_Selection.pdf
A collection of nine different tales, each with a particular moral for the reader. The topics of the stories range from shipwrecked sailors to devoted little dogs, to moral injunctions to surround oneself with company of good sensibilities, fortitude…
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