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Nay, he is before him, for he fought on his stumps, With joy in his face and not doleful dumps: Old England, etc.
Stout Hastings shall live; shall ever be famed, With all our commanders, too long to be named : Old England, etc.
What need we say more ? there is no occasion ; This French does excell the Spanish invasion : Old England, etc.
The downfall of Lewis le Grand is reckon'd So far above that of Philip the Second: Old England, etc.
Twas in eight eight Queen Bess swept the main, In ninety-two Queen Mary the same : Old England, etc.
Now all English lads not enter'd their teens
Shall chant forth the praise of those Protestant Queens,
Protestant Queens ! Protestant Queens t Shall chant out the praise of those Protestant Queens.
Our London merchants will now live at ease, May trade without convoys all over the seas : Old England, etc.
The New-Castle men may bring in their coals; And never must Petres say Mass in Paul's,
Mass in Paul's I Mass in Paul's ! And never must Petres say Mass in Paul's.