[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)...."



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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
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
Source Library  British Library

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

Stephen Goranson
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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