Bishop and his Clerks

: Sailors.

A fleet of merchant ships, on their return from
Spain, about three hundred years ago, were shipwrecked on the fatal rocks

on which Sir Cloudsley Shovel was cast away: among these unfortunate men

none were saved but three, viz. _Miles Bishop_, and _James_ and _Henry

Clerk_, who were miraculously preserved on a broken mast. From this

accident the rocks took the name they bear, "The Bishop and his Clerks."