Puzzle. Answer.
A famous English warrior duke,
Whose battles are renowned;
} Marlborough.
A celebrated admiral,
Who first the globe sailed round;
} Drake.
A navigator who was killed
By savage treachery;
} Cook.
A noted voyager who first
America did see;
} Cabot.
A sailor second in command
In great Trafalgar’s fight;
} Collingwood.
The vessel in which Nelson fell,
In his struggle for the right.
} Victory.
The initials of these six words take,
And place them side by side;
Then they will name, as thus arranged,
The year when Nelson died.
Answer: M = 1,000; D = 500; CCC = 300; V = 5; or, 1805.

Cassell’s Book of In-door Amusements, Card Games, and Fireside Fun, 3rd edition, London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., [1881], p. 199
Cassell’s Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out-door and In-door Amusements, London: Cassell & Company, 1893, p. 943
The Children’s Newspaper, 14 May 1921, p. 11