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THE DOWNFALL OF PIRACY 167
When the Act of Grace appeared Captain Teach and all his
men Unto Carolina steered, where they us'd him kindly then; There he marry'd to a lady, and gave her five hundred pound, But to her he prov'd unsteady, for he soon march'd off the
And returned, as I tell you, to his robbery as before : Burning, sinking ships of value, filling them with purple gore. When he was at Carolina, there the Governor did send To the Governor of Virgin[i]a, that he might assistance lend.
Then the man-of-war's commander, two small sloops he fitted
out; Fifty men he put on board, sir, who resolv'd to stand it out. The lieutenant he commanded both the sloops, and you shall
hear How before he landed he suppress'd them without fear.
Valiant Maynard as he sailed soon the pirate did espy ;
With his trumpet he then hailed, and to him they did reply :
' Captain Teach is our commander.' Maynard said, ' He is the
man Whom I am resolv'd to hang, sir, let him do the best he can.'
Teach replied unto Maynard, ' You no quarter here shall see, But be hanged on the mainyard, you and all your company.' Maynard said, ' I none desire of such knaves as thee and thine.' ' None I'll give,' Teach then replied ; 'my boys, give me a glass of wine.'
He took the glass and drank damnation unto Maynard and his
crew, To himself and generation, then the glass away he threw. Brave Maynard was resolv'd to have him, tho' he'd cannons nine
or ten : Teach a broadside quickly gave him, killing sixteen valiant
Maynard boarded him and to it they fell with sword and pistol
too; They had courage, and did show it, killing of the pirate's crew. Teach and Maynard on the quarter fought it out most manfully; Maynard's sword did cut him shorter, losing his head he there