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any able-bodied suspect suspect , and any
questionable fellows fellow at large and
summarily ship them ^ him to the dock-yard
or fleet. Furthermore, even among
voluntary enlistments there were
instances where the motive to it
thereto partook neither of patriotic
impulse nor yet of a random
desire to experice a bit of sea-life
and martial adventure. Insolvent
debtors of the minor grade, together
with the promiscuous lame ducks
of morality found in the Navy
a convenient and secure refuge.
Secure, because once enlisted
aboard a King's-Ship, they were as
much were in sanctuary, as it were.
the transgressor of the Middle Ages harboring himself
under the shadow of the altar.
60 107 2 85 96
any able-bodied suspect suspect , and any
questionable fellows fellow at large and
summarily ship them ^ him to the dock-yard
or fleet. Furthermore, even among
voluntary enlistments there were
instances where the motive to it
thereto partook neither of patriotic
impulse nor yet of a random
desire to experice a bit of sea-life
and martial adventure. Insolvent
debtors of the minor grade, together
with the promiscuous lame ducks
of morality found in the Navy
a convenient and secure refuge.
Secure, because once enlisted
aboard a King's-Ship, they were as
much were in sanctuary, as it were.
the transgressor of the Middle Ages harboring himself
under the shadow of the altar.

Transcribed by: John Bryant