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an English sailor, journalist, newspaper editor and writer of sea tales. Under the name of ‘The Old Sailor,’ he wrote a number of lively and spirited sea-tales, very popular in their day. He was naval editor of the United Service Gazette, and a frequent contributor to the Literary Gazette, Bentley's Miscellany, and the Pictorial Times. For some astronomical discoveries he was presented with a telescope by the Royal Astronomical Society.
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