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A proposal to man the Navy Royal of Great Britain, and raise a nursery for sea-men; which will, 1. Save and get to Her Majesty £300,000 per annum, or thereabouts, during this, or any other war. 2. Save and get to the merchants, during this, or any other war, £500,000 per annum at least, and preserve many of Her ships from perishing. 3. Gain to the nation in general, over and above what is before mentioned, about £200,000 per annum. No man will be a loser, most men gainers: he that hath most land will get most; and where there is now one sailor a scholar, this will make twenty. In some cases, poor men will be great gainers. 4. Proceed all by encouragement, without violence, in the most pleasing manner, and will fill the Navy with the best of
London: printed and are to be sold by John Morphew 1709 - 4to., (4) + 28pp., foremargins of several text leaves cropped or cut close with loss or partial loss of last letter of each line on several leaves, some headlines and catchwords also shaved with loss, the sense nowhere compromised however, well bound in mid-20th century black half roan over marbled boards, spine gilt lettered. Only edition. An interesting proposal for a 'soft' or liberal approach to recruiting boys (and men) to the Royal Navy without recourse to the use of the press gang. The author was the chaplain on H.M.S. Lyme, a 20-gun 6th rate ship launched in 1695. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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