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BRAVE LORD WTLI.OUGHBEY.            115-
memorable retreat of Sir John Norris, with only 1000 men, through the whole Spanish army, under the Duke of Parma, for three miles together." Percy.
Lord Willoughby was son of that Duchess of Suf­folk, whose extraordinary adventures, while in exile on the continent during the reign of Queen Mary, are the subject of an often-printed ballad called the Duchess of Suffolk's Calamity. See Strange Histories, Percy Society, iii. 17, and the Appendix to this vol­ume.
The fifteenth day of July,
With glistering spear and shield, A famous fight in Flanders
"Was foughten in the field: The most couragious officers                          '5
Were English captains three; But the bravest man in battel
Was brave Lord Willoughbey.
The next was Captain Norris,
A valiant man was hee;                             10
The other Captain Turner,
From field would never flee. With fifteen hundred fighting men,
Alas! there were no more, They fought with fourteen thousand then, 15
Upon the bloody shore.
" Stand to it, noble pikemen, And look you round about:







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