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George Shelvocke (1690 – 1728)


English privateer who wrote a famous 1723 book based on his exploits, A Voyage Round the World By Way of The Great South Sea.
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George Shelvocke
They had half a mind to refuse me a passage.
Shelvocke quotes
I also suggested the navigation of the ship by the dead men, but do not recollect that I had anything more to do with the scheme of the poem. The Gloss with which it was subsequently accompanied was not thought of by either of us at the time; at least, not a hint of it was given to me, and I have no doubt it was a gratuitous afterthought. We began the composition together on that, to me, memorable evening
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