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Recollections of Old Liverpool

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Author: A Nonagenarian
Published: 1836
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,956 / 180 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 540
Added to site: 2007.05.06
mnybks.net#: 16829
Genres: History, Biography
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. We used to keep his majesty's birthday in great style. The bells were set ringing, cannon fired, colours waved in the wind, and all the schools had holiday. We don't love the gracious Lady who presides over our destinies less than we did her august grandfather, but I am sure we do not keep her birthday as we did his. The Mary Ellen was launched on the 4th of June, 1775. She was named after and by my mother. The launch of this ship is about the first thing I can remember. The day's proceedings are indelibly fixed upon my memory. We went down to the place where the ship was built, accompanied by our friends. We made quite a little procession, headed by a drum and fife. My father and mother walked first, leading me by the hand. I had new clothes on, and I firmly believed that the joy bells were ringing solely because our ship was to be launched. The Mary Ellen was launched from a piece of open ground just beyond the present Salt-house Dock, then called, "the South Dock." I suppose th

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