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Harley 4751 f. 69 Whale
Whale
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Description: Miniature of a whale and a sailing boat, illustrating the text that a whale was so large and could go to sleep for so long, that men might mistake its back for an island, land on it, and try to light a fire before the whale would wake up and dive below the surface. 
Origin: England, S. (Salisbury?) 


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