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New copy of verses sent by a young man to his sweetheart in Plymouth

" ... giving a particular acccount of the glorious victory gained over French, by taking the famous and flourishing Isle of Bellisle". First line reads: Sweet William of Plymouth a letter did/ write. In one column with a woodcut above the title. Belleisle was a 64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, launched in 1760. She was captured by the Royal Navy on 3 April 1761, and commissioned as the …