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GALLANTS, TO BOHEMIA
That Indian Pearles and Iewells store, may decke them brauely on the shore:
Away then Gallants, hence amaine, And let vs to the warres againe.
5   Some seeke in forraigne Lands to thriue,
we like Bees do keepe our hiue: Some get riches, Pearle and Gold,
we sitting still grow faint and cold: Once againe let it be said,
we forraigne actions neuer fear'd, The true Religion to maintaine,
Come let vs to the warres againe.
6   In faire Bohemia now is sprung,
a Seruice which we lookt for long: Where Souldiers may their valour trie,
when cowards from the field will flye: It neuer shall of vs be said,
that English Captaines stood afraide: Or such aduentures would refraine,
Then let vs to the warres againe.
7   Of late we had within our Land,
a noble number of command: Of gallant Leaders braue and bold,
that almost all the world controld: As Essex, Cumberland and Drake,
which made both Sea & Land to shake, The Indian siluer to obtaine,
Then let vs to the warres againe.
8 THe Norrisses, and noble Veeres,
and Sidnies famous many yeares: The Willoughby and worthy Gray, that serued still for royall pay:
R.P.G.
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