Cordial Advice to All Rash Young Men

DESCRIPTION: "You merchant men of Billingsgate, I wonder how you can thrive, You bargain with men for six months, and pay them but for five." Having suffered in many voyages, the singer declares, "I'll no more to Greenland sail, no, no, no."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1708 (Bodleian broadside Douce Ballads 1(37b))
KEYWORDS: ship travel hardtimes commerce
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Sea 34, "Cordial Advice" (1 text)
Roud #V2112
Bodleian, Douce Ballads 1(37b), "Cordial advice: to all rash young men, who think to advance their decaying fortunes by navigation, " C. Brown and T. Norris, London, 1695-1707
File: PaSe034

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