Garlands in Newcastle

1. To England’s towers of oak farewell,
No more for me shall be unfurl’d
The canvas in the gale so sweil,
The ocean is no more my world ;
Yet there life’s earliest years I fearless pass’d
A sea-boy on the high and giddy mast.

Thus begins The Sea-Boy, printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-Market, one of six ballads in A New Garland of New Songs published at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1798.