Return of the Admiral, The

DESCRIPTION: The admiral sees a shark -- a harbinger of death -- following his ship. He tries to be bold but dies that night. His body is dropped overboard and "never from that moment, save one shudder in the sea" do they see the shark again.
AUTHOR: B. W. Proctor (source: Hamilton)
EARLIEST DATE: 1832 (New-York Mirror)
KEYWORDS: burial corpse death sea ship animal sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly2 44, "The Shark" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: The New-York Mirror (New York, Saturday August 25, 1832 ( Digitized by Google )) Vol. X, No. 8, p. 62, The Return of the Admiral (1 text)
Walter Hamilton, Parodies of the Works of English and American Authors (London: Reeves and Turner, 1887 ("Digitized by Google)) Vol. IV, p. 207, "The Return of the Admiral"

Roud #12876
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3268) "The Return of the Admiral" ("How gallantly, how merrily We ride along the sea"), J. Catnach (London), 1819-1844; also Firth b.25(599), Firth c.14(273), Johnson Ballads 1552 [almost entirely illegible], "The Return of the Admiral"; Firth c.12(342), "The Admiral"
File: OSY244

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