Abner Burrough's Diary : Broad Chalke


Abner Burrough's Diary : 1853 : pages 8 and 9

Abner Burrough's Diary 1853 page 8

June/July 1853

Abner Burrough's Diary 1853 page 9



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*1 "Had the boxes brought on the deck" - presumably during fine weather clothes needed airing if they were damp and mouldy.

*2 "An Albertross was caught" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was written by Coleridge in 1797, I wonder if they had read it? However, the albatross was shot on a northerly journey in that story, not on a southerly journey, so perhaps the wrath of spirits would not be aroused for them.

Images © John Burrough

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