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HOLLAND TURN'D TO TINDER 69
Tis said de Ruyter and Trump are slain,
And never will face their foes again. Then Butter-boxes all lament, For now you are paid to your own content.
The cannons from the Tower did roar, When this good news did come to shore, The bells did ring and bone-fires shine, And healths carrous'd in beer and wine. God bless King Charles and all our fleet, And grant true friends may safely meet. Then Butter-boxes brag no more, For now we have beaten you or'e and or'e. -
HOLLAND TURN'D TO TINDER; OR, ENGLAND'S THIRD GREAT ROYAL VICTORY.
Being an exact narrative brought by Captain Talbot Commander of the Elizabeth fourth rate Frigat of the Blew Squadron, who on Wednesday night came into Harwitch and sent an express to the King at Whitehall, of all that had past betwixt both the fleets, before and in the fight: which news hath been continued since by other persons from aboard the Royal Charles, who give account of a total rout given to the Dutch, and a great victory obtained against them, insomuch that they are beaten and block'd in their own harbours: All this was performed in Wednesday and Thursday 25 and 26 of July, 1666.
The weather is clear, which was late overcast And our long expectations are answer'd at last, With news from the navie, which I shal impart Enough to rejoyce every English-mans heart,
That's honest and true.
(And is not a Jew) But would give to God and to Caesar his due.