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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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Not ceasing of the battell, by day, nor yet by night,1
Untill such time that thousands, on both sides there were slaine,
Both of the Hollanders,
and the mighty Fleet of Spaine.
4   Much blood shed was amongst them,1
and many harmes were done, Untill that they were forc'd to part,
by noble Pennington, Who charg'd them to give over,1
or else he told them plaine, That he would sinke their ships,
into the Ocean maine.
5   Whereby some of the Spaniards
thought to escape by flight, The Hollanders prepared,
with them againe to fight, And compass'd them about,
their quarrell to maintaine, Vowing to be revenged
on the mighty Fleet of Spaine.
6   And so upon the eleventh day,
in this moneth of October, They had permission for to fight,
neere Deal not farre from Dover, The Dutchmen were resolved,
to kill or to be slaine, And bravely all prepared,
against the Fleet of Spaine.
7    SO giving the first onset unto this second Battell,
1 Text has a period.
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