|"Sailors in a Calm". London: Thomas Tegg, 1807. British Museum.|
In this scene three sailors on a horse with their luggage (which includes a small cask, a glass bottle of something almost certainly in the alcohol line, and a lot of white clay pipes - almost everything needed for a good time) meet a sailor walking along the road with his bundle slung on his stick. The sailors aboard the horse are complaining about how they can't get her to start walking, which the sailor on foot responds to by asking why they decided to ride:
"Her lights are stove in, her knee timbers all shattered, scarse a bit of running tackle to her Bowsprit. & not an inch of rope left to take her in tow. & I'll be damn'd if you don't ship yourselves aboard a tighter vessel. You won't hove in sight of Portsmouth for a Month."
|"Sailors in a Calm". Dublin: M. Cleary. C. 1807. Royal Museums Greenwich.|
|"Sailors in a Calm." Dublin: M. Cleary. C. 1807. V&A Museum.|