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of Scotland—the winds being adverse to their sailing down the Channel—whilst the English were putting into Scarborough for fresh supplies of ammunition. Storms came on which completed their destruction.

A solemn act of thanksgiving announced the deliverance, and it then became the turn of the Spaniards to tremble at the approach of Drake and Howard along their own coasts.

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COLUMBUS. Thy soul was nerved with more than mortal force,

Bold mariner upon a chartless sea,

With none to second, none to solace thee. Alone, who daredst keep thy resolute course

Through the broad waste of waters dark and drear Mid wrathful skies, and howling winds, and worse,The prayer, the taunt, the threat, the muttered curse

Of all thy brethren in that fragile bark;
For on thy brow, throbbing with hopes immense,

Had just ambition set his royal mark,
Enriching thee with noble confidence,

That having once thy venturous sails unfurled,
No danger should defeat thy recompence,-
The god-like gift to man of half the world.

TUPPER's Ballads and Poems.

THE SPANISH ARMADA.

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Bêlvoir — in V. of B., Castile--Province of Spain Leicestershire van-foremost ships Mexico - Spanish ConPinta-Spanish ship quest in New World post-messenger

grace-favour sheriff-ruler of shire unbonneted-hatless yeomen-country soldiers halberdiers-soldiers with haughtily-proudly

halberds Lion on the flag

Her Grace-Queen ElizaPicardy - Province of beth France

blazon-flag Genoa—N. Italy, bowmen Lilieson French flag at Crecy

Bohemia- King of, fell at Semper Eadem—"always Crecy (1346) the same”

Agincourt-in N. France, Berwick-town on the R. battle (1415) Tweed

Eddystone-off Cornwall Milford Haven-Pembroke Lynntown at mouth of Beachy Hd.cape in Sus St. Michael's Mt.sex

| R. Tamar-Devonshire Mendip, Somersetshire | Stonehenge-Wiltshire Cranbourne-Dorsetshire Bristol-on the Avon Beaulieu—in New Forest, WhitehallLondon Hants.

ward-division of city Clifton-near Bristol courier-messenger Richmond Hill--near Rich Peak-Mt. in Derbyshire mond

Malvern—Worcester Blackheath-near London | Ely-Cambridge Hampsteadnear London

Attend, all ye who list to hear our noble England's

praise:

I tell of the thrice famous deeds she wrought in an

cient days, When that great fleet invincible against her bore in

vain
The richest spoils of Mexico, the stoutest hearts of

Spain.
It was about the lovely close of a warm summer's day,
There came a gallant merchant-ship full sail to Ply-

mouth Bay;
Her crew hath seen Castile's black fleet, beyond

Aurigny's isle,
At earliest twilight, on the wave lie heaving many a

mile:
At sunrise she escaped their van, by God's especial

grace; And the tall Pinta, till the noon, bad held her close

in chase. Forthwith a guard at every gun was placed along the

wall; The beacon blazed upon the roof of Edgecumbe's lofty

hall; Many a light fishing-bark put out to pry along the

coast; And with loose rein and bloody spur rode inland

many a post. With his white hair unbonneted, the stout old sheriff

comes; Behind him march the halberdiers, before him sound

the drums; His yeomen round the market-cross make clear an

'ample space;
For there behoves him to set up the standard of Her

Grace.
And haughtily the trumpets peal, and gaily dance the

bells

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As slow upon the labouring wind the royal blazon

swells. Look how the Lion of the sea lifts up his ancient

crown, And underneath his deadly paw treads the gay lilies

down. So stalked he when he turned to flight, on that famed

Picard field, Bohemia's plume, and Genoa's bow, and Cæsar's eagle

shield: So glared he when at Agincourt in wrath he turned

to bay, And crushed and torn beneath his claws the princely

hunters lay. Ho! strike the flag-staff deep, sir Knight: ho! scatter

flowers fair maids : Ho! gunners, fire a loud salute: ho! gallants, draw

your blades : Thou sun, shine on her joyously-ye breezes, waft

her wide! Our glorious SEMPER EADEM—the banner of our pride. The freshening breeze of eve unfurled that banner's

massy fold, The parting gleam of sunshine kissed that haughty

scroll of gold; Night sank upon the dusky beach, and on the purple

seaSuch night in England ne'er had been, nor e'er again

shall be. From Eddystone to Berwick bounds, from Lynn to

Milford Bay, That time of slumber was as bright and busy as the

day; For swift to east and swift to west the ghastly war

flame spread :

High on St. Michael's mount it shone-it shone on

Beachy Head. Far on the deep the Spaniard saw, along each south

ern shire, Cape beyond cape, in endless range, those twinkling

points of fire. The fisher left his skiff to rock on Tamar’s glittering

waves; The ragged miners poured to war from Mendip's sun

less caves : O’er Longleat's towers, o'er Cranbourne's oaks, the

fiery herald flew,It roused the shepherds of Stonehenge,--the rangers

of Beaulieu. Right sharp and quick the bells all night rang out

from Bristol town, And, ere the day, three hundred horse had met on

Clifton Down. The sentinel on Whitehall gate looked forth into

the night, And saw, o'er-hanging Richmond Hill, the streak of

blood-red light: Then bugle's note and cannon's roar the death-like

silence broke, And with one start, and with one cry, the royal

city woke; At once, on all her stately gates, arose the answering

fires; At once the wild alarum clashed from all her reeling

spires; From all the batteries of the Tower pealed loud the

voice of fear, And all the thousand masts of Thames sent back a

louder cheer:

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