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in Chappell's Old English Popular Music, ed. Wooldridge, ii. 154. In the last line of verse 3 Chappell reads ' bring' instead of 'waft.' For another version, see Pills to Purge Melancholy, v. 168.
P. 58. The Royal Victory. Printed in Roxburghe Ballads, vi. 435. Dated by Ebsworth, June 9, 1665. Tune given in Chappell, ed. Wooldridge, i. 259.
P. 61. The English Seaman's Resolution. From the Euing collection (No. 106).
P. 63. England's Tryumph and Holland's Downfall. From the Euing collection (No. 93).
P. 68. England's Royal Conquest. From .Anthony Wood's collection in the Bodleian Library (Wood, E. 25. f. 55). Printed for Richard Burton, at the Horse-Shoe in West-Smithfield.
P. 69. Holland turn'd to Tinder. From the Euing collection (No. 134). Printed by E. Crowch for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright.
P. 72. A New Ballad of a Famous German Prince.
From Anthony Wood's collection in the Bodleian Library (Wood, E. 416. f. m). The Second Part is from the same source
P. 79. The Dutch Damnified. From the Euing collection (No. 60).
P. 82. A Song on the Duke's late Glorious Success.
Printed by Halliwell, Early Naval Ballads, p. 62, from a broadside in the possession of Mr. Rimbault. On the battle of Solebay, May 28, 1672.
P. 83. News from the Coast of Spain. From the
Rawlinson collection in the Bodleian (Rawlinson, 566, p. 82). Action February 13, 1674.
P. 86. Captain Mansfield's Fight with the Turks. From the Madden collection in the Cambridge University Library (Slipsongs, i. 120, No. 260). Probably based on Kempthorne's repulse of the seven Algerine ships, December 29, 1669. May refer to Captain Michael Mansfield, on whom see Charnock, Biographia Navalis, i. 348.
P. 88. The Algiers Slave's Releasement. Roxburghe
Ballads, vi. 447.
P. 89. The Benjamin's Lamentation. Roxburghe Ballads,
vii. 529.
P. 92. The Treachery of the Spaniards of Porto Rico.
From the Pepys collection in the Library of Magdalene College, Cambridge, v. 374. The Journal of Ignatius White, the captain of the Dartmouth, gives an interesting account of this incident, dated April 1686 (No. 3819). See also MS., Rawlinson A., clxxxix. f- 337-