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Their grandson Hal an heirship,
But some said nay,
'Till he won the day, And there the question ended,
Dick* lost his crown in battle,
On Henry's head,
Who smiling said,
Eliza then he wedded,
The fight to see,
In hopes that he
'Till the battle fierce subsided,
But Dick once dead,
She rais'd her head,
* Richard III.
With royal condescension,
And in gold, red, and blue,
For her guard drest a crew
Yet he met great opposition,
Wh", it's known very well, - Induced to rebel LAMBERT SIMnel, and WARBECK PERKIN.
The first as Earl of Warwick,
The King him took,
To l-arn from his cook,t How to rule the roast at table.
Next PERKIN thought the title
Of York wou'd him sit well on,
* Margaret of York, Duchess Dowager of Burgundy, and Sister of I dward the Fourth, a sworn enemy to the House of Lancaster.
+ He was made Scullion, and afterwards Falconer, to the King; in the latter post he died,
Got a royal wife, *
Then lost his life,
Two Lawyers chiefly governed,
And the people squeez'd,
'Till much displeased, They call’d for satisfaction.
Then Cornwall folks revolted,
Essay'd the field,
But, forced to yield,
* James of Scotland gave him in mariage tle Lady Catherine Gordon, Daughter of the Earl of Huntley, and Kins-woman to the King. After the defeat of her husband, to whom she was much attached, King Henry treated her with respect, gave her a pension, and introduced her to his Queen.-Sir James Cradock obtained the Widow's hand.
† “ James back'd the cause of that weak Prince
“ Warbeck, that Flemish counterfeit,
Sir Richard Empsom, and Edmund Dudley, who we't executed in the next Reign.
The Prince of Wales, young Arthur,
By the King's next son,
His spouse was won,
When Henry's reign was ended,
He left more gold,
In sums untold,
In this reign, by our Court rejected,
And found, they say,
Empson and Dudley serious plagues were thought,
The sweating sickness also did prevail; And tho' per bushel wheat but six-pence brought,
Much discontent did thro' the land prevail.
* Queen Catherine of Arragon, betrothed to Arthur, married to, and divorced by, Henry VIII.
Poetic Specimens of Henry the Seventh's Reign;
Published by Wynkyn de Worde, and supposed to be
a Translation from the French.
Uron this horse, black and hideous, Death am I
who fiercely doth sitte; There is no fairness, but sight tedious, all gay
colours I do litte ;
In my trap I take some every way, by Towns and
Castles I take my rent:
must be present;
Hell knoweth well my killing, I slepe never, but
wake and warke, It followeth me ever, running, with my darte I
slea week and starke ;