An East Indiaman; National Maritime Museum
peter monamy 39 x 32½

Thro' various Climes & to each distant Pole,
In happy Tides let active Commerce rowl,
As our high Vessels pass their watry Way,
Let all the Naval World due Homage pay:
Let Britain's Ships export an Annual Fleece,
Richer than Argos brought to ancient Greece;
Returning Loaden with the shining Stores,
Which lye profuse on either India's Shores.

left: an east indiaman; picture attributed to monamy

the east india company flag

an east indiaman: east india company
once attributed to monamy

but actually by john cleveley the elder
c. 1770: credit line: National Maritime Museum, London

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