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And answer for a thing not done, Nor any way there thought vpon. Oh heauen looke downe, &c.
6   To cruell tortures day by day,
our English thus were brought: Where strange tormenting instruments
vpon their bodies wrought: To make them all confesse and say, They sought Amboyna to betray. Oh heauen looke downe, *?.
7   The first they laid vpon a Racke,
with armes and legs abroad, And spred him, till he did confesse
and most vntruly show'd, How that our Englishmen conspir'd, To haue the town and castle fier'd. Oh heauen looke downe, vpon poore innocent soules.
8   ' THe second of these wofull men,
they bound vnto a stake: And throtle him about the necke,
till he could hardly speake. Which cruell torments to auoyd, Said that the towne should be destroyd. Oh heauen looke downe, &c.
9   The third they bound in Iron chaines,
which griped him so sore, That all his body round about,
did gush out bloody gore: From which to find some ease he sayd, Amboyna should haue beene betrayd. Oh heauen looke downe, &c.
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