|Anonymous 194||A monstrous fish that was found in the county of Chester. This fish is reported to be twenty yards and one foot in length, and five yards in height.||It is a fish, a monstrous fish,
a fish that many dreads,
But now it is as we would wish,
cast vp oth sands ith meads,
In Chesshire; and tis certaine true,
Describ[e]d by those who did it view.
Full twenty one yards and one foot
this fish extends in length,
With all things correspondent toot,
for amplitude and strength:
Good people what I shall report,
Doe not account it fained sport.
It is almost fiue yards in height,
which is a wondrous thing,
O mark what maruels to our sight
our Potent Lord can bring.
These secrets Neptune closely k[e]eps
Within the bosome of the d[e]eps. |
Anonymous. A Description of a strange (and miraculous) fish cast upon the sands in the meads. Unknown: 1690, 1