Item #39906 A LIFE On The OCEAN WAVE. [accompanied by] The SCAFFOLD. Maritime Song Slip.
A LIFE On The OCEAN WAVE. [accompanied by] The SCAFFOLD.

A LIFE On The OCEAN WAVE. [accompanied by] The SCAFFOLD.

Liverpool / ? W. MCall, Printer, 4 Cartwright Place, Byrom Street / ? (n. d.). Ca. Mid 1800s. 2 separate songsters, printed recto only, mounted on a stiff piece of white cardstock. Woodcut illustration of a man & the ocean to the top of the "Life on the Ocean Wave" songster. 8-7/8" x 3-3/4". Beige printed paper. Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. Modest wear to paper (age-toning, soiling). Small chip to right edge of "A Life on the Ocean Wave" (no losses). An About VG example of each. Item #39906

"A life on the ocean wave, a home on the rolling deep,/ the scattered waters rave, and the winds the revels keep./ Like an eagle caged I pine, on this dull unchanging shore,/ Oh! give me the flashing brine, the spray and the tempest's roar." (A Life on the Ocean Wave).

"Hark to the clinking of hammers, hark to the driving of nails,/ The men are erecting a gallow, in one of her Majesty's gaols... 'Tis misnight without, its dead silence; the doom'd wretch in agony moans,/ But the clattering din of the hammer, is drowning the poor victim's groan." (The Scaffold).

No institutional holdings found on OCLC (for either songster).


Price: $145.00

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