A collection of texts related to the Earl of Abergavenny, an 18th century sailing vessel known as an East Indiaman. A replica of the ship, the only known model of an East Indiaman in existence, is on display in Dinand Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The actual ship is significant to literary history because it was the vessel captained by the brother of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth. It sank off the coast of England in 1805, killing 246, including Captain Wordsworth. This event greatly impacted Wordsworth's poetry, changing the course of his career.

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Berth of the Abergavenny, Richard Matlak

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The Sinking of the Abergavenny, Richard Matlak

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Wordsworth, Beaumont, and the Publicity over Captain John Wordsworth's Death at Sea, Richard Matlak

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"I only look'd for pain and grief", William Wordsworth and Richard Matlak

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Narrative of the Loss of the Earl of Abergavenny, East Indiaman, Captain John Wordsworth, which drove on the Shambles, off the Bill of Portland, and sunk in twelve fathoms Water, February 5, 1805, Archibald Duncan

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Elegiac Stanzas, William Wordsworth and Richard Matlak