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NOTES                           353
P. 181. Vernon's Glory. Roxburghe Ballads, vii. 280. This ballad was probably written in 1741, about May, before the failure to storm Fort San Lazar on April 9 had become known. Vernon's despatch, dated April 1, had just come to hand, giving an account of his forcing the passage through the Bocca Chica, and of having the whole fleet inside the harbour. The capture of Cartagena was a natural, but incorrect, inference. See Clowes, The Royal Navy, iii. 67-75. Another contemporary ballad anticipates the capture in the same way—English Courage Dis­played: or Admiral Vernon's taking of Cartagena. To the tune of Glorious Charles of Sweden (Madden collection, Slipsongs, i. 252). It is an imitation of the ballad printed on p. 177.
P. 184. The Saphirah in Triumph. From the Madden
collection (Garlands, iii. 107, No. 699).
P. 186. Admiral Matthews' Engagement. Roxburghe
Ballads, viii. 289.
P. 187. A Song; in Praise of Captain Hornsby. From
The Pretty Milkmaid's Garland, in the British Museum (press­mark, 11621, c. 2 [59]). Several corrections have been made in the text.
P. 189. Captain Cobb's Bravery. From the Madden collection (Slipsongs, i. 119, No. 358). The text is corrupt, and several corrections have been made.
P. 190. The Princess Royal's Escape. From the Madden collection (Slipsongs, iii. 62, No. 1597).
P. 192. The Loss of the Victory. Printed in Ashton's
Real Sailor Songs, p. 42*.
P. 192. Disconsolate Judy's Lamentation. From the Madden collection (Slipsongs, i. 223, No. 472).
P. 193. England's Glory. Ashton, Real Sailor Songs, p. 29; pressmark of the British Museum copy, 1876. e. 7. Date 1745 ; see Beatson, Naval and Military Memoirs, i. 280.
P. 195. The Lucky Sailor. Madden collection (Slipsongs, ii. 156, No. 1034). In verse 6 the original gives ' survive,'instead of ' revive.' On Anson's action with La Jonquiere, May 3, 1757, see Clowes, iii. 125.
P. 197. Tit for Tat. From a copy in the possession of the editor, without name or date. On the action see Clowes, iii. 127, and Burrows, Life of Hawke, ed. 1896, p. 67.
P. 199. A New Song" on Admiral Knowls. From the Madden collection (Slipsongs, ii. 312). Rear-Admiral Charles Knowles captured Port Louis in Hispaniola, March 8, 1748 (Clowes, iii. 133).
P. 200. A New Song- Sung by Hannah Snell. From the Madden collection (Slipsongs, ii. 333, No. 1406). The original has a cut of a woman in sailor's dress, with long hair,