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No quarters to give, no quarters to take ; We save nothing living: alas! 'tis too late; For we are now sworn by the bread and the wine, More serious we are than any divine.
Now this is the course I intend for to steer; My false-hearted nation, to you I declare I have done thee no wrong, thou must me forgive ; The sword shall maintain me as long as I live.
Who was executed at Execution Dock on Wednes­day, the 25th of November, 1696, being of Every's crew ; together with their Free Con­fession of their most Horrid Crimes.
To the Tune of RussePs Farewel.
Well may the world against us cry; for these our deeds most
base, For which, alas ! we now must dye, death looks us in the face, Which is no more than what's our due, since we so wicked
were, As here shall be declar'd to you. Let pyrates then take care.
We with our comrades, not yet ta'en, together did agree, And stole a ship out from the Groyne, to roam upon the sea; With which we robb'd and plundered too, no ship that we did
spare. Thus many a one we did undo. Let pyrats then take care.
Our ship being well stored then for this our enterprise, One hundred and eighty men there was in her likewise : We pillag'd all we could come nigh, no nation we did spare, For which a shameful death we dye. Let pyrates then take care.