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A
LETTER
TO A
MEMBER of PARLIAMENT,
Concerning the
Free British Fisheries;
WITH Draughts of a HERRING-BUSS and NETS, and
the Harbour and Town of Peterhead.

—— With adventurous Oar,
How to dash wide the Billow; nor look on,
Shamefully passive, while Batavian Fleets
Defraud us of the glittering finny Swarms,
That heave our Firths, and crowd upon our Shores:
How all-enlivening Trade to rouse, and wing,
The prosperous Sail from every growing Port,
Unchalleng'd, round the sea-incircled Globe;
And thus, in Soul united as in Name,
Bid Britain reign the Mistress of the Deep.
Thomson's Seasons.
LONDON:
Printed for R. Spavan, in Ivy-Lane, Pater-
Noster-Row,
1750.