[Ads-l] Davy Jones's Locker, 1726

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Nov 11 14:26:52 UTC 2015


In the same book (below), p. 41:

"...heaving the rest into _David Jones's Locker (i.e. the Sea)...."

https://books.google.com/books?id=OWsBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA41&dq=%22jones%27+locker%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAGoVChMIoIPcrMeIyQIVAXUmCh2ewgjo#v=onepage&q=%22jones%27%20locker%22&f=false

Stephen

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Subject: [ADS-L] Davy Jones's Locker, 1726

OED has Davy Jones 1751 and Davy Jones's locker 1803

1726, available at Google Books full view and Eighteenth Century Collections
Online:
The four years voyages of Capt. George Roberts; being a series of uncommon
events, which befell him in a voyage to the islands of the Canaries, Cape de
Verde, and Barbadoes, from whence he was bound to the coast of Guiney. ...
Written by himself, ...
London : printed for A. Bettesworth, and J. Osborn, 1726.
ESTC Number     T056902
Physical Description    [6],458p.,plates : map ; 8°
Notes   Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe (Wilson (no firm opinion), Trent,
Hutchins, Moore, Novak). Attribution disputed by Furbank and Owens, Defoe
de-attributions.
Source Library  British Library

Page 89:
...for he would toss them all into Davy Jones's Locker if they did;....

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