Campbell’s academy n.
the hulks, or floating prisons, sited in ships moored in the Thames Estuary.
|View of Society II 11: He was [...] sentenced to improve as a pupil in Mr. Duncan Campbell’s Floating Academy for five years.|
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|‘The Christening of Little Joey’ in Corinthian in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) IV 45: My man is hobbled upon the leg for three years on board Duncan Campbel[l]’s floating academy.|