[Broadside against Napoleon]Second Edition. An Address To those Brave, Gallant, and Loyal Hearts, the Commanders, Officers, Seamen, and Marines, of The British Navy [...]
Letterpress, sheet 375 x 280mm (14¾ x 11").
Broadside published at the time when fears of an invasion of the British Isles by Napoleon were at their height, addressing sailors to prepare them for invasion: 'British Seamen! At this important crisis you have arduous duties to perform: you must submit to many privations, and encounter many hardships and dangers [...] every Tar who has a Sweetheart on shore, or a Wife, or a Daughter, or a Sister that is dear to him, must feel how much it is his interest and duty to make every exertion in his power, to defeat the infamous designs of the enemy, and to hold all danger trifling, and all labour cheap, which may conduce to place these tender and valued connections in a state of security'. Reprinted from the 'Naval Chronicle' magazine. The publisher James Asperne (1757-1820) was best-known for publishing the popular 'European Magazine'. A note at the end suggests: 'Noblemen, Magistrates, and Gentlemen, residing near the Coast, would do well by ordering a few Dozen of the above of their Booksellers, and causing them to be stuck up in their respective Vicinities, and distributed amongst the Sailors.'
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