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Title The Entertaining history of that amiable and loving couple William Ratling, and sweet poll of Plymouth, with the humours of his friend Jack Oakum : Containing among other particulars. Ratling's birth and genteel education, is bound to the sea, goes several voyages, the first of which he returns to Liverpool. Soon after be returns home and courts sweet poll of Plymouth. A song in which is an invocation to love and the ocean. His ship overtaken by a terrible storm, is cast away, the captain drowned, with great difficulty gets on shore, robbed and stripped by some outlaws; arrives at a cottage, is treated with great hospitality.-Hears of polly.-Sets out to Plymouth and is married to polly with the consent of both their parents.-An account of the wedding.-several letters and a journey to fixever.-Ratling goes to sea again in an indiaman, has a good voyage, arrives safe in the downs, is pressed and sent on board a man of war-joins the gallant admiral Rodney at port royal in Jamaica, sends a letter to his wife, by his old friend Jack Oakum he falls in love with sus.

Published London : Printed for W. Clements, and J. Sadler, In the year 1789.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 44 pages ; 4⁰
Notes Price on title page: (Price Six-Pence.)
Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns.
Notes Great Britain England London.
Subject Chapbooks, English -- Specimens.
Sea songs -- Texts.