Heroic Ballads; With Poems of War and Patriotism

Heroic Ballads; With Poems of War and Patriotism

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...latest day Our children's children still shall say, "They died for me and you." Four hundred thousand of the brave Made this, our ransomed soil, their grave, For me and you, Good friend, for me and you. Anonymous. SONG OF THE CORNISH MEN.1 A GOOD sword and a trusty hand! A merry heart and true! King James's 2 men shall understand What Cornish lads can do. And have they fixed the where and when? And shall Trelawny die? 'Here's twenty thousand Cornish men Will know the reason why! Outspake their captain, brave and bold, A merry wight3 was he: "If London Tower were Michael's hold,4 We'll set Trelawny free! 1 In 1688, King James II. of England ordered the clergy throughout the realm to read a royal proclamation which suspended all penal laws against Protestant Dissenters and Roman Catholics. The Archhishop of Canterbury and six bishops of the English Church, believing that the king's real object was to favor the Catholic party, petitioned His Majesty to be excused from reading the proclamation. He refused to consider their petition; and as the proclamation was read by only a very few of the clergy, he sent the bishops prisoners to the Tower of London. One of tbem was Trelawny, a native of Cornwall. The rough Cornish miners demanded his release, and from one end of Cornwall to the other people were heard singing this song. The pressure brought to bear on the king and his servile bench of judges was so great that on their trial the bishops were all acquitted. Soon after, James fled the country, and William and Mary came to the throne. 2 King James: James II. s Wight: person. 4 Michael's hold: St. Michael's castle and stronghold on the coast of Cornwall. "We'll cross the Tamar1 land to land, The SevernJ is no stay--With one and all, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510658
  • 9781236510655