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(Original broadsides, in British Museum. C. 18. e. 2/62-64.) A joyful new Ballad declaring the happy obtaining of the great Galleazzo, wherein Don PEDRO DE VALDEz was the chief ; through the mighty power and providence of GOD: being a special token of His gracious and fatherly goodness towards us; to the great encouragement of all those that willingly fight in the
defence of His Gospel and our good
Queen of England.
To the tune of Monsieur's Almain.
[Entered at Stationers' Hall, roth August, 1588; see Transcript, ii. 495. Ed. 1875.)
fall down upon thy knee ! And praise thy GOD, with thankful heart,
which still maintaineth thee! The foreign forces
that seek thy utter spoil, Shall then, through His especial grace,
be brought to shameful foil. With mighty power,
they come unto our coast; To overrun our country quite,
they make their brags and boast.
40 “ Fight for LORD & OUR GOOD QUEEN !" [T. Alle onged
In strength of men
they set their only stay;
will put our trust alway!
Great is their number
of ships upon the sea;
but, LORD, Thou art our stay!
are many by account;
do, sundry ways, surmount.
with many blessed grains, To sanctify their bad pretence,
bestoweth both cost and pains,
is not dismayed at all!
which soon will work their fall.
In happy hour,
our foes we did descry!
as they came passing by.
to Plymouth being brought;
for to pursue them sought.
courageously he said,
to fight be not afraid !
and play your parts like men !
This great Galleazzo
which was so huge and high, That, like a bulwark on the sea
did seem to each man's eye.
unto our great relief,
Don PEDRO was the chief.
with cannons great and small,
.Which we obtained all.
of good success, we trust :
as he hath done the first.
Then did our Navy
pursue the rest amain,
till they, near Calais came.
they followed them so fast; Another mighty Galleon
did seem to yield at last:
for safeguard of their lives,
with many mournful cries.
did perfectly espy
to board her quietly.
DEATH OF CAPTAIN DE MONCALDO. [T. Dieloney).
10 Aug. 1588.
But these false Spaniards
esteeming them but weak,
their malice forth did break:
they laid about them then,
and all their valiant men.
preceived so to be;
to 'quite this injury;
with strong and mighty hand, They killed the men, until their Ark
did sink in Calais sand.
The chiefest Captain
of this Galleon so high, Don HUGO DE MONCALDO, he
within this fight did die :
of all the Galleons great,
a bullet strong did beat.
by sword, did lose their breath, And many more within the sea
did swim, and took their death. There might you see
the salt and foaming flood, Died and stained like scarlet red
with store of Spanish blood.
This mighty vessel
was threescore yards in length,
T. Dieloney!.7 NOT A SHIP OF OURS WAS LOST! 43 10 Aug. 1588.]
Most wonderful, to each man's eye,
for making and for strength. In her were placed
a hundred cannons great, And mightily provided eke
with bread-corn, wine, and meat.
two hundred, I ween.
well measured to be seen ;
with many others more : And not a ship of ours lost!
the LORD be thanked therefore !
Our pleasant country,
so beautiful and so fair,
to make both poor and bare.
to rack and sack likewise,
as malice doth arise ;
our virgins in our sight; And in the cradle cruelly
the tender babe to smite. GOD's Holy Truth,
they mean for to cast down, And to deprive our noble Queen
both of her life and crown.
Our wealth and riches,
which we enjoyed long;
by cruelty and wrong.