Ballads And Poems Illustrating English History

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byFrank Sidgwick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... hamlet rose in arms o'er all the boundless plain; 70 Till Belvoir's lordly terraces the sign to Lincoln sent, And Lincoln sped the message on o'er the wide vale of Trent; Till Skiddaw saw the fire that burned on Gaunt's embattled pile, And the red glare on Skiddaw roused the burghers of Carlisle. Lord Macaulay. THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA. (1588) Some years of late, in eighty-eight, As I do well remember, It was, some say, the nineteenth of May, And some say in September, And some say in September. The Spanish train launch'd forth amain, With many a fine bravado, Their (as they thought, but it proved not) Invincible Armado, Invincible Armado. to There was a little man, that dwelt in Spain, Who shot well in a gun-a, Don Pedro hight, as black a wight As the Knight of the Sun-a, As the Knight of the Sun-a. King Philip made him admiral, And bid him not to stay-a, But to destroy both man and boy, And so to come away-a, And so to come away-a. 20 Their navy was well victualled, With biscuit, pease and bacon; They brought two ships, well fraught with whips, But I think they were mistaken, But I think they were mistaken. Their men were young, munition strong, And, to do us more harm-a, They thought it meet to join the fleet, All with the Prince of Parma, All with the Prince of Parma. 30 They coasted round about our land, And so came in by Dover; But we had men set on 'um, then, And threw the rascals over, And threw the rascals over. The Queen was then at Tilbury; What could we more desire-a? And Sir Francis Drake, for her sweet sake, Did set them all on fire-a, Did set them all on fire-a. 40 Then straight they fled, by sea and land, That one man kill'd three score-a; And had not they all ran away, In truth, he had kill'd more-a, In truth, he had kill'd more-a....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... hamlet rose in arms o'er all the boundless plain; 70 Till Belvoir's lordly terraces the sign to Lincoln sent, And Lincoln sped ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021744332X

ISBN - 13:9780217443326

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