"I just nipped round and saw a chap I used to know named Dibbs," said the skipper. "Keeps a boarding-house for sailors. Wonderful sharp little chap he is. Needles ain't nothing to him. There's heaps of needles, but only one Dibbs. He's going to make old Berrow's chaps as drunk as lords." "Does he know 'em?" inquired the mate. "He knows where to find 'em," said the other.
"I'll turn in for a couple of hours," said the skipper, going towards his berth. "Lord! I'd give something to see old Berrow's face as his chaps come up the side." "P'raps they won't git as far as that," remarked the mate. "Oh, yes they will," said the skipper. "Dibbs is going to see to that. I don't want any chance of the race being scratched. Turn me out in a couple of hours."
The earliest was the Stamford Mercury a title preserved to the present day which came out in 1695. Norwich started a journal of its own, the Norwich Postman, in 1706, the price of which the proprietors stated to be 'one penny, but a half penny not refused. The Worcester Postman made its bow in 1708, and Berrow's Worcester Journal which still exists in 1709.