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toSallee in 1637. Essex is celebrated as a naval commander in Queen Elizabeths Champion (Roxburghe Ballads, vi. 405).
P. 31. The Lamentable Cries of 1,500 Christians. Text from a MS. in the Bodleian Library (MS. Rawlinson Poet. clii. f. 36).
P. 34. The Honour Of Bristol. Roxburghe Ballads, vi. 429. A later version, entitled The Jovial Mariner's Resolution, is contained in a chapbook, called The Jovial Mariner's Garland, in the Bodleian Library (Douce P.P. 183).
P. 36. Neptune to England. Printed by Halliwell, Early Naval Ballads, p. 68, from MS. Sloane, 1514, f. 40, in the British Museum.
P. 36. On His Majesties Fleet. Text from Add. MS. 29, 975, f. 109, in the British Museum.
P- 37- Upon the Great Ship. Text from MS. Rawlinson Poet. clx. f. 164, in the Bodleian Library. A poem on the same subject in Latin and English is printed in Sir Richard Fanshawe's Pastor Fido and Poems, ed. 1676, p. 228.
P. 40. Sailors for ray Money. Roxburghe Ballads, vi. 797. Date somewhere between 1630 and 1655. Mr. Ebsworth dates it 1635. On its author, Martin Parker, see Dictionary of National Biography, xliii. 242.
' P. 42. The Jovial Mariner. Roxburghe Ballads, vi. 369. Attributed by Mr. Ebsworth to John Playford and dated circa 1670-84.
P. 45- Neptune's Raging: Fury. Roxburghe Ballads, vi. 432. Written about 1635, says Mr. Ebsworth. For the tune see Chappell's Old English Popular Music, ed. Wooldridge, ii. 47.
P. 47. The Famous Fight at MalagO. Roxburghe Ballads, iv. 412 ; and Halliwell, Early Naval Ballads, p. 64. The fight took place in July 1656. The five frigates were the Lyme, Nantwich, Newbury, Maidstone, and Ruby, with the Fox fireship, so that only one of the names given in verse 2 is correct. See Thurloe State Papers, v. 195, 233, 257.
P. 48. Elegy on the Death of Robert Blake. From a pamphlet in the British Museum (669. f. 20 [21]).
P. 53. The Valiant Seaman's Congratulation to King
Charles II. From the Euing collection in the Library of the University of Glasgow (No. 368). For the tune see Chappell, Old English Popular Music, ii. 15.
P. 54- England's Valour and Holland's Terrour. From the Euing collection (No. 103).
P. 56. Song Written at Sea. By the Earl of Dorset, printed in Rochester's Works, ed. 1731, vol. ii. p. S3, and reprinted in Ward's English Poets, ii. 412. Tune and words