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VERNON'S GLORY              181
Here the Bastimentos viewing,
We recall our shameful doom, And, our plaintive cries renewing,
Wander through the midnight gloom.
' O'er these waves for ever mourning
Shall we roam depriv'd of rest, If to Britain's shores returning
You neglect my just request. After this proud foe subduing,
When your Patriot friends you see, Think on vengeance for my ruin,
And for England sham'd in me!'
ing an account of the taking of Carthagena by Vice-Admiral Vernon, Rear-Admiral Ogle, and Commodore Lestock, on the First of April last. Written by a sailor on board the Shrewsbury, and brought over by the Spence sloop.
Tune of Brave Vernon's Triumph.
Once more, brave boys, let us proclaim -Brave, noble Admiral Vernon's fame, With Sir Chaloner Ogle too : " They now have made the Spaniards rue ; For Carthageen they now have ta'en, And laid it level with the ground; Seven castles so brave their town could not save, For Vernon and Ogle have beat them down.
Last March we did from Jamaica sail With a fair and gentle gale; Vice-Admiral Vernon of the Blue, Sir Chaloner Ogle, Rear-Admiral too,