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Poetry from 1870s Naval Diary

Posted by Oliver Walton, on October 20th, 2014

Ten poems written in the back of diary in the 1870s, by an unidentified sailor, ‘S.D’. The Sailor and His Time The key to understanding Victorian naval poetry is the navy’s personnel system. This bureaucratic perspective may seem surprising to those more accustomed to appreciating poems for their personal and emotional insights, or reading them... Become A Member

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