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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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2   Such Ensignes were displaid
to amaze Holland, The like hath seldome been,
I thinke in no land. From many parts there hath
gallants resorted; Because the fame thereof
they heard reported: Yet some their labour lost,
for it is spoken, That Hollands, &c.
3   The flaunting Spaniard,
and boone Cauillera, The bragging Dutchman
thought cost him deare a: Wallouns and Switzer,
both Iewes, Turke and Neager,1 Scots, Danes and French,
haue been at Hollands Leager. Yet all would2 not auaile,
for it is spoken, That Hollands, &c.
4   Though many sought to
inuade the strong Hand, And stratagems deuised
by sea and by land, Rumors were spred abroad,
fames Trumpet sounding, Their Sconce so firmely stood,
they fear'd no wounding: But yet for all their pompe,
thus it is spoken, That Hollands, &c.
1  No comma in the text.
2   Text wonld.
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