The battle of Flodden-field, an heroic poem, collected from antient MSS., by J. Benson

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Page 15 - This exploit had the more merit, as the two English commanders were in a manner volunteers in the service, by their father's order. But it seems to have laid the foundation of Sir Edward's fortune ; for, on the 7th of April 1512, the king constituted him (according to Dugdale) admiral of England, Wales, &c. King James
Page 14 - ... the English navigation. Henry's situation at that time rendered him backward from breaking with Scotland, so that their complaints were but coldly received. The Earl of Surrey, however, could not smother his indignation, but gallantly declared at the...
Page 4 - Cantabanqui upon benches and barrels' heads, where they have none other audience than boys or country fellows that pass by them in the street; or else by blind harpers, or such like tavern minstrels, that give a fit of mirth for a groat...
Page 15 - ... up with the Lion, which was commanded by Sir Andrew Barton in person ; and Sir Edward came up with the Union, Barton's other ship, [called by Hall, the Bark of Scotland.] The engagement which ensued was extremely obstinate on both sides ; but at last the fortune of the Howards prevailed. Sir Andrew was killed fighting bravely, and encouraging his men with his whistle, to hold out to the last ; and the two Scotch ships with their crews, were carried into the river Thames. [Aug. 2, 1511...
Page 70 - Furney's fells. All Lancashire for the most part The lusty Stanley stout did lead; A stock of striplings, strong of heart, Brought up from babes with beef and bread.
Page 95 - And plied apace to strokes of hand, And at the last did battle join. Then on the English part with speed, The bills stept forth, and bows went back, The moorish pikes, and mells of lead, 1975 Did deal there many a dreadful thwack.
Page 15 - Scotch ships, had the reputation of being one of the ablest sea officers of his time. By his depredations, he had amassed great wealth, and his ships were very richly laden. Henry, notwithstanding his situation, could not refuse the generous offer made by the Earl of Surrey. Two ships were immediately fitted out, and put to sea with letters of marque, under his two sons, Sir Thomas and Sir Edward Howard.
Page 14 - The council-board of England, at which the Earl of Surrey held the chief place, was daily pestered with complaints from the sailors and merchants, that Barton, who was called Sir Andrew Barton, under pretence of searching for Portuguese goods, interrupted the English navigation. Henry's situation at that time rendered Tiim backward from breaking with Scotland, so that their complaints were but coldly received.
Page 4 - ... places of assembly, where the company shall be desirous to hear of old adventures and valiances* of noble knights in times past...
Page 102 - March down from this high mountain top, And brunt of battle let us bide ; With stomach stout let's make no stop, And Stanley stout will be your guide. " A scourge for Scots my father was, 2165 He Barwick town from them did gain; No doubt so ere this day shall pass, His son like fortune shall obtain. " And now the Earl of Surrey sore The Scots, I see, besets this tide; 2170 Now since with foes he fights before...

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