Advice to Sea Lieutenants

by an Officer of Rank

This pinch of wisdom was published in 1899. It bears the impress of its truth.

It was extracted from the Naval Yarns, Letters and Anecdotes; comprising Accounts of Sea Fights and Wrecks, Actions wit Pirates and Privateers, etc., from 1616 to 1831 collected and edited by W. H. Long, and published posthumously by his son in London.

Unfortunately there is no indication about it's origin except that it's dated around 1770.

W. H. Long was the author of Medals of the British Navy and How They Were Won and the editor of a commented second edition of the famous Memoirs of Lady Hamilton of 1816.

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