Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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They boarded then his noble shipp,
They boarded it with might and maine;
Eighteen score Scots alive they found,                    isj
The rest were either maimed or slaine.
Lord Howard tooke a sword in hand,
And off he smote Sir Andrewes head; " I must have left England many a daye,
If thou wert alive as thou art dead."                   no
He caused his body to be cast
Over the hatchbord into the sea, And about his middle three hundred crownes :
" Wherever thou land, this will bury thee."
Thus from the warres Lord Howard came, 145
And backe he sayled ore the maine; With mickle joy and triumphing
Into Thames mouth he came againe. Lord Howard then a letter wrote,
And sealed it with seale and ring;                      ia>
." Such a noble prize have I brought to your grace
As never did subject to a king.
' Sir Andrewes shipp I' bring with mee,
A braver shipp was never none; Nowe hath your grace two shipps of warr, 155
Before in England was but one."
156. That is the Great Harry, built in 1504, at an expense of fourteen thousand pounds. " She was," says Hume, " properly speaking, the first ship in the English navy. Be-