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CAPTAIN HARMAN                83
Of all the battles gain'd at sea
This was the rarest victory Since Philip's Grand Armado.
I will not name the rebel Blake;
He fought for whoreson Cromwell's sake,
And yet was forced three days to take To quell the Dutch bravado.
So now we've seen them take to flight
This way and that, where'er they might, To windward or to leeward;
Here's to King Charles, and here's to James,
And here's to all the captains' names,
And here's to all the Suffolk dames, And here's to the House of Stuart.
true relation of a brisk and bloody encounter, which happened upon the 13th of February, be­tween the Tyger frigot, Captain Harman comman­der, and the Schaherleas of Holland, Vice-Admiral of Young Evertson's squadron, Pasqual De Wit captain, near Cadize in Spain ; where the said De Wit, to vindicate his honour, (being sus­pected of cowardice by the Spaniards, for quitting his station upon the Tyger's approach), challenged Captain Harman to fight next day, and having double man'd his ship, the number being 270 men, came up with the Tyger, who had but a 180 men on board, within a league of Cadize Bay, within the view of all the inhabit­ants. These two ships being come within half pistol shot one of another, fired their broadsides, where the Tyger did such execution that he