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To the souldiers that were maimed,
And wounded in the fray, The queen allowed a pension
Of fifteen pence a day; And from all costs and charges
She quit and set them free: And this she did all for the sake
Of brave Lord Willoughbey.
Then courage, noble Englishmen,
And never be dismaid; If that we be but one to ten
We will not be afraid To fight with foraign enemies,
And set our nation free. And thus I end the bloody bout
Of brave Lord Willoughbey.
This is mentioned as a dance tune by Nicholas Breton, in a passage already quoted from his Works of a young Wit, 1577 (ante p. 91) ; and by Nashe, in the following, from his Save with you to Saffron- Walden, 1596:—
" Or doo as Dick Harvey did, that having preacht and beat downe three pulpits in inveighing against dauncirjg, one Sunday evening, when his wench or friskin was foot­ing it aloft on the greene, with foote out and foote in, and as busie as might be at JRogero, Basilino, Turhelony, All the flowers of the broom, Pepper is blacli, Greene Sleeves, Peggie Ramsey? he came sneaking behind a tree, and lookt on; and though hee was loth to be seene to countenance the sport, having laid God's word against it so dreadfully; yet to shew his good will to it in heart, hee sent her eighteen pence in hugger-mugger (i.e., in secret), to pay the fiddlers."
The tune is contained in William Ballet's Lute Book, under the name of All floures in broome.
* All the tunes here mentioned will be found in this Collection, except Basilino.

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