William Pitt (ship-builder)

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William Pitt (died 1840, in Malta) was an English ship-builder who was the Master Attendant at Jamaica Dockyard, and later of Malta. His amusing poem of "The Sailor's Consolation" is in many collections credited to Charles Dibdin.


  • A strong nor'-wester's blowing, Bill!
    Hark! don't ye hear it roar now?
    Lord help 'em, how I pities them
    Unhappy folks on shore now!
    • The Sailor's Consolation.
  • My eyes! what tiles and chimney-pots
    About their heads are flying!
    • The Sailor's Consolation.

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