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JOHN DORY.
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And when John Dory to Paris was come,           5
A little before the gate-a, John Dory was fitted, the porter was witted,
To let him in thereat-a.
The first man that John Dory did meet,
Was' good king John of France-a;                 10
John Dory could well of his courtesie, But fell downe in a trance-a.
" A pardon, a pardon, my liege and my king,
For my merie men and for me-a; And all the churles in merie England,                u
He bring them all bound to thee-a."
And Nicholl was then a Cornish man,
A little beside Bohide-a, And he mande forth a good blacke barke,
With fifty good oares on a side-a.                    20
" Bun up, my boy, unto the maine top, And looke what thou canst spie-a:"
" Who ho ! who ho! a goodly ship I do see, I trow it be John Dory-a."
They hoist their sailes, both top and top,            25
The meisseine and all was tride-a;
And every man stood to his lot, Whatever should betide-a.
The roring cannons then were plide,
And dub-a-dub went the drumme-a;               »
The braying trumpets lowd they cride,
To courage both all and some-a.







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