City of Boston (II)

DESCRIPTION: Father left "to cross the briny main, In the missing City of Boston." Child asks mother to stop crying: father "may arrive tomorrow." But he has dreamt he saw the City of Boston "sink beneath the briny wave And every soul... perish'd in watery grave"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 19C (Broadside, Bodleian, Bod8503 Firth c.12(77))
KEYWORDS: separation travel death drowning dream storm wreck children father husband mother wife
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 28, 1870 - City of Boston bound to Liverpool from New York via Boston and Halifax lost at sea with 207(?) dead (per Northern Shipwrecks Database)
FOUND IN:
Roud #V3333
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Bod8503 Firth c.12(77), "Child's Dream; or The City of Boston" ("Mother, dear give over crying), unknown, 19C
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "City of Boston (I)" (subject)
File: RcCiBos2

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