A song of deliverance for the lasting remembrance of Gods wonderful works never to be forgotten. Containing in it the wonderful defeat of the Spanish-Armado, anno, 1588. the woful plague, anno, 1603. soon upon the entrance of King James of famous memory, unto the Crown of England. : With the discovery of the Povvder Plot, anno, 1605. and the downfall of Black Fryers, when an hellish crew of papists met to hear Drury a popish priest, anno 1623. Also the grievous plague anno, 1625. with poems both Latin and English, and the verses of that learned Theodore Beza.
Wilson, John, 1588-1667.
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Thus Englished (though not accor|ding to their worth.)
THe Spaniard with great Ships, and numberless,
Ore-spread the Sea, that with his Kingdoms large
He might great Brittains royal Crown possess,
Wouldst know the cause of all this stir and charge?
'Twas this: The proud were with Ambition led,
And after filthy lucre carryed.
How well wert thou [most vain Ambition]
Drown'd by the wind? and ye O swelling waves,
Ore-came that proud and swelling Dition,
World-spoyling Spaniards, midst of all their braves,
How well and justly in the gulfe profound,
Were, of the Sea unsatiable, drown'd?
And thou, for whom the winds and Ocean maine,
Are prest to fight, O Queen (the worlds renown)
So still for God, without Ambition reign,
So still the godly with rich favours crown.
That England thee, thou England, long and long
May'njoy; the good belov'd, bad fear'd, among.