‘Cargo boats’ from John Masefield’s poem

A vivid description of boats of several times, ancient, renaissance and modern

Quinquereme of Nineveh — with a cargo of ivory and apes and peacocks, sandalwood, cedar wood and sweet white wine
— with a cargo of diamonds, emeralds, amethysts, topazes and cinnamon and gold moidores.
— with a cargo of Tyne coal, road-rail, pig-lead, firewood, iron-ware and cheap tin trays.

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