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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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And much there was thrown overboord, which will nere be found againe,
This misery was then
amongst the ships of Spaine.
12   And being thus distressed,
their men with fighting tired, Some kil'd, some maim'd, some shot, som drown'd
and some on ship-boord fired,1 The remnant that remained,
no longer could maintaine,1 The fight wherefore I thinke,
that they wish themselves in Spaine.
13   But to conclude my Ditty,
I thinke there have not beene, Since eighty eight, the like sea fight,
neere unto England seene, The Lord preserve our gracious King,
and send him long to raigne2, In health, and wealth, and peace,
Gods Gospel to maintaine.
London Printed for Samuel Rand on Holborne Bridge. 1 Text has a period.                2 Text ragine.
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