Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project

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Melancholy events Boston, July 21st, 1813. On Monday last, the sloop Liberty ... was overset in a squall between this town and Noddle's Island, and sunk ... About the same time, a pleasure-boat ... was overset, on the edge of Dorchester flats ... The following lines have been written on the distressing occasion [One line from the Holy Writ]

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Date

1813

Place of Publication

Boston.

Subjects

Shipwrecks
Liberty (Sloop)
Death
Life
Grief
Mortality in literature
Catharsis

First Line

Life is a vapor of the morn.

Identifiers

BIB ID: 301975
OCLC Control No.: (OCoLC)ocm80250081
OCLC Control No.: (OCoLC)ocn191492488
Shaw, R.R. American Bibliography, 51315
AAS General Catalog URL: http://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=301975

Physical Dimensions

30 x 22 cm.

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Citation

“Melancholy events Boston, July 21st, 1813. On Monday last, the sloop Liberty ... was overset in a squall between this town and Noddle's Island, and sunk ... About the same time, a pleasure-boat ... was overset, on the edge of Dorchester flats ... The following lines have been written on the distressing occasion [One line from the Holy Writ],” Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.americanantiquarian.org/thomasballads/items/show/303.