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Jack bringing a Pirate into Port (caricature).

Jack bringing a Pirate into Port (caricature).
Jack bringing a Pirate into Port (caricature).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: A humorous account of contemporary petty crime making reference to a bygone age of pirates The text at the bottom of this print reads: Justice: 'You must swear this Fellow stopped you, on the Kings Highway and put you in Bodily Fear' Sailor:'What! I swear that this Swaberly Lubber put me in Bodily Fear? No no your Worship that won't do, look at his Shatter'd Riggings and his broken Stern Gallery, Damn! him he attempted to Rob me, but not put me in Bodily Fear'.
Creator: Robert Laurie & James Whittle [publishers]
Date: 1804
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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