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NEWS FROM HOLLAND'S LEAGUER
5   The great god Iupiter
did well affect her: And Mars the god of warre,
did so protect her, His martiall discipline
made her so valiant, She durst in battell ioyne
with any Gallant: Yet though she valour had,
thus it is spoken, That Hollands, &c.
6   Belloniaes blustring shot,
they neuer feared, But brauely face to face,
the Champions dared: She seldome tooke the foyle
by friend or stranger, Unlesse a backe recoyle
put her in danger, But yet for all their pomp,
thus it is spoken, That Hollands, &c.
7   Blow for blow, shot for shot
still they returned, But sliding Cowards
she euer disdained: If any younker
the Island doe venter, Without admittance
no partie could enter. But tho they were so stout
thus it is spoken, That Hollands Leager
is lately up broken,
8   The draw-bridge being
up taken they durst to,
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