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' Disasters ' contains the following 26 items:

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(1) Lines written on the loss the steam ship Cere [ID: 74891257]

" ... on heh [sic] passage from London to Dublin on the 10th of November on the coast of Wexford". First line reads: All you that has a feeling hart [sic] I hope you will attend. In one column with a woodcut above the title. The steamship is in fact called 'Ceres'.

Printer: Brereton, P., printer in Dublin

Date printed: 1866

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(2) Lines written on the loss the steam ship Cere [ID: 74891260]

" ... on her passag [sic] from London to Dublin on the 10th of November on teh [sic] coast of Wexford". First line reads: All you that has a feeling hart [sic] I hope you will attend. In one column with a woodcut above the title. The steamship is in fact called 'Ceres'.

Printer: Brereton, P., printer in Dublin

Date printed: 1866

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(3) Lament on the destruction of the Ocean Monarch! [ID: 74891296]

Two ballads. Lament on the destruction of the Ocean Monarch - first line reads: All you who have a heart to feel, come listen unto me. There's a good time coming boys - first line reads: There's a good time coming, boys. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Harkness, John, b. 1814

Date printed: 1848

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(4) Lines on the railway collision at Burscough Junction [ID: 74891362]

" ... by which eight persons met their death, and forty injured". First line reads: Another sad accident we must relate. In two columns.

Date printed: 1880

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(5) Thomas and Nancy [ID: 74891791]

First line reads: The boatswain's shrill whistle had sounded. In one column. Tune: - Gallant hussar.

Date printed: 1860

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(6) Thomas and Nancy [ID: 74891794]

Thomas and Nancy - first line reads: The boatswain's shrill whistle had sounded. Johnny Cope - first line reads: Cope sent a letter frae Dunbar.

Date printed: 1860

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(7) Sorrowful lamentation of Ship Eliza boun [sic] from Belfast to Qeebeck [sic] leaden [sic] with 200 passengers [ID: 74892256]

First line reads: Come all you men and weman [sic] that lives in Ireland. In one column with a geometric pattern woodcut above the title. There is a variant with a woodcut of a fish swallowing a man(?): Crawford.EB.1845.

Printer: Brereton, P., printer in Dublin

Date printed: 1870

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(8) Loss of the Amphitrite [ID: 74892463]

Loss of the Amphitrite - first line reads: Come list, you gallant Englishmen, who ramble at your ease. The Highland minstrel boy - first line reads: I hae wander'd mony a night in June. The Highland minstrel boy: Sung by Mr. Anderson.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1833

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(9) Terrible loss of life in a coal mine [ID: 74892802]

" ... on Tuesday March 12th, a fearful explosion took place at Unity Brook Pit Kearsley, near Bolton, causing immence [sic] destruction and loss of life 43 men and boys were killed, 26 being married men, who have left 26". The disaster happened on March 12, 1878. First line reads: Down in the coal mine's dismal gloom. In two columns.

Printer: White, John, printer in Liverpool

Date printed: 1878

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(10) Launch the life boat [ID: 74892958]

Launch the life boat - first line reads: Hark! the storm spirit is abroad on the night. I don't mean to tell you her [name] - first line reads: Where grow the sweetest of flowers.

Date printed: 1850

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(11) Westerton and victory [ID: 74892976]

" ... Belgravia and glory". Dated in pencil at foot of sheet: 1855. Westerton and victory - first line reads: Have you heard of the rumpus there was I declare. The wonderful crocodile - first line reads: Now list ye landsmen all to me.

Printer: Stocks, printer in Islington

Date printed: 1855

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(12) New song called Willy Leonard [ID: 74893384]

First line reads: It was early one morning Willy Leonard/ arose. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Date printed: 1830

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(13) Earthquake did not arrive [ID: 74893429]

First line reads: It was on the sixteenth day of March. Tune: - Nix my dolly. In two columns.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1842

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(14) Awful railway accident [ID: 74893609]

" ... Breaking of a bridge over the River Tay Destruction of a passenger train, great loss of life". First line reads: In many a Scottish town to-day. In two columns with an illustration above the title.

Printer: White, John, printer in Liverpool

Date printed: 1880

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(15) Grace Darling [ID: 74893717]

First line reads: I pray give attention to what I will mention. In two columns. In prose and verse with a woodcut beneath the title.

Author: Morgan, John

Date printed: 1838

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(16) New song on the melancholy loss of the emigrant ship, Anglo-Saxon [ID: 74893867]

" ... On her passage to America". The Anglo-Saxon was wrecked on the 27th April 1863. First line reads: I call on every Irishman to listen to my song.

Date printed: 1863

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(17) Fearful sufferings at sea [ID: 74894089]

" ... Lad killed and eaten. A fearful tale of suffering and shipwreck has just come to light, by the landing of three of the men at Falmouth, by a German barque. They were part of the crew of the yacht 'Mignonette' bound for Australia". The events on the 'Mignonette' took place in 1884. First line reads: Just for a few moments your attention I crave. Air: Driven from home.

Date printed: 1884

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(18) Bay of Biscay, o [ID: 74894290]

Two ballads. The bay of Biscay, o! - first line reads: Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder. We met - first line reads: We met - 'twas in a crowd. In two columns with an illustration above each.

Date printed: 1860

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(19) Bay of Biscay [ID: 74894293]

The bay of Biscay - first line reads: Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder. Peggy Band - first line reads: As I walk'd o'er the Highland hills.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(20) Loss of H M S Eurydice [ID: 74894428]

H. M. S. Eurydice capsized on the 24th March, 1878. First line reads: Mourn for the brave who are in a watery grave. In two columns with an illustration above the title.

Printer: White, John, printer in Liverpool

Date printed: 1878

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(21) Shipwrecked wanderers, or, Grace Darling [ID: 74894725]

The shipwrecked wanderers - first line reads: Oh! Father loved, the storm is raging. Adam was a gentleman - first line reads: Old Adam was the first man form'd.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(22) Wreck of the St George of 98 guns, and the Defence of 74 [ID: 74895316]

First line reads: Now listen you landsmen that dwell safe/ on shore. In one column with a woodcut above the title. [Caused by the storm that raged across the North Sea at Christmas 1811.]

Printer: Henson, G., printer in Northampton

Date printed: 1811

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(23) Lady of the lake [ID: 74895433]

Three ballads. The 'Lady of the lake' was shipwrecked on 11th May, 1833 near Cape St. Francis, Newfoundland, Canada. Lady of the lake - first line reads: One evening as I chanced to stray along the banks of Clyde. The moon is up - first line reads: The moon is up and in the sky.

Printer: Bebbington, John Oliver

Date printed: 1855

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(24) Wonderful superstitious prophecy [ID: 74896024]

'March 16th 1842' is written in ink at the head and foot of the page. First line reads: Some idle rumours are afloat. In two columns.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1842

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(25) Newfoundland dog [ID: 74897368]

[ ... the words by F.W.N. Bayley ; the music by Henry Russell.] The Newfoundland dog - first line reads: Yet deeper and deeper and wilder the night! Little fools and great ones - first line reads: When at the social board you sit.

Composer: Russell, Henry, 1812-1900

Author: Bayley, F. W. N. (Frederic William Naylor), 1808-1853

Date printed: 1850

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(26) Lines composed on the late accident at Ditton Iron Works [ID: 74897500]

" ... by which 7 persons lost their life". The accident took place on 6th Oct. 1876. First line reads: You feeling christians come list to me.

Date printed: 1876