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GALLANTS, TO BOHEMIA
Made England famous euery where, to such as did their fortunes heare:
Then let vs not at home remaine, But Brauely to those warres againe.
9 Gilbert, Hawkins, Forbisher,
and golden Candish, Englands starrer With many a Knight of noble worth,
that compass'd round the circled earth: Haue left examples here behinde,
the like aduentures forth to finde: The which to follow and maintaine,
Come, let vs to those warres againe.
10   Let vs no more sit musing then,
but shew our selues true Englishmen, Whose fames great Mars resounds from farre,
to be the onely men of warre: The bounds of Europe cannot yeeld,
forth better Souldiers for the field: Let bullets come as thicke as raine,
WeeP- brauely to those warres againe.
11    Bohemian Drums and Trumpets call,
a Summons to vs Souldiers all: Then who will from such seruice flye,
when Princes beare vs company, To armes, to armes all Europe sings,
the cause is iust, we fight for Kings, The which most brauely to maintaine,
Come let vs to those warres againe.
12   The Germane States, and Netherlands,
haue mustred vp their martiall bands: The Denmarke King doth close combine, his forces to the Palatine:
1 Text We'el. 418
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