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Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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HENRIE THE FIFTH'S CONQUEST. 193
" I'll promise him such tennis balls,
As in French lands he ne'er did see.                  «
" Go, call up Cheshire and Lancashire,
And Derby hills, that are so free; Not a married man, nor a widow's son,
For the widow's cry shall not go with me."
They called up Cheshire and Lancashire,              <s
And Derby lads that were so free; Not a married man, nor a widow's son,
Yet they were a jovial bold companie.
O then he sailed to fair French land,
With drums and trumpets so merrilie;                    so
O then bespoke the king of France,
" Yonder comes proud king Henrie."
The first fire that the Frenchmen gave, They killed our Englishmen so free;
We killed ten thousand of the French,                         «
And the rest of them they were forced to flee.
And then we marched to Paris gates, With drums and trumpets so merrilie;
O then bespoke the king of France, " Lord have mercy on my poor men and me I, «
" Go! tell him I'll send home his tribute due, Ten ton of gold that is due from me;
And the fairest flower that is in our French land To the Rose of England it shall go free." VOL. VII.                         13







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