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disabled their adversaries' topmast-yard, killed and wounded 80 of their men, without any considerable damage to himself; and immedi­ately laying him aboard on the bow, after half an hour's dispute, entered his men and made him yield ; carrying his prize, miserable, shat­tered, and torn, to the admiration of all the people : the Dutch having lost 140 men, besides 86 wounded : and the English losing but nine, and fifteen wounded, amongst whom the Captain himself was shot under the left eye by a musquet shot, but is in good hopes of re­covery.
To the Tune of Digbfs Farewell.
Come, all you brave sea-men of courage so free, Come lend your attention and listen to me, For here is good news that is late come to town, Which is for your credit and England's renown ; Of brave Captain Harman 'tis now I must tell, Who near unto Cadiz behav'd himself well, And taught a Dutch captain, whose name is De Wit, To know he had valour and made him submit.
The Tiger from Tangier to Cadiz made way, Whereas the De Wit, the Dutch admiral lay, But soon as the Dutchman our frigate espy'd They straight into port with all diligence hi'd, Which caused the Spaniards about for to say, He quitted his station and durst not to stay; Whereat the proud Dutchman did fume and did fret, And wisht in his heart that they never had met.
Then taking advise of young Evertson straight,
A challenge he sent with the Tiger to fight,
To regain his honour if so it might be,
The which was accepted immediately.
His ship with stout seamen he then double mann'd,
And thought that our English was merely trapann'd;
But in the conclusion he found it not so,
They paid him his reckoning before he did go.