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Neere to the cost I haue discribde my Lord,Near to the coast I have descried, my lord,E3 III.i.62
As I was busie in my watchfull charge.As I was busy in my watchful charge,E3 III.i.63
The proud Armado of king Edwards ships,The proud armado of King Edward's ships,E3 III.i.64
Which at the first far off when I did ken,Which, at the first far off when I did ken,E3 III.i.65
Seemd as it were a groue of withered pines,Seemed as it were a grove of withered pines;E3 III.i.66
But drawing neere, their glorious bright aspect,But, drawing near, their glorious bright aspect,E3 III.i.67
Their streaming Ensignes wrought of coulloured silke,Their streaming ensigns wrought of coloured silk,E3 III.i.68
Like to a meddow full of sundry flowers,Like to a meadow full of sundry flowersE3 III.i.69
Adornes the naked bosome of the earth.Adorns the naked bosom of the earth.E3 III.i.70
Maiesticall the order of their course,Majestical the order of their course,E3 III.i.71
Figuring the horned Circle of the Moone,Figuring the horned circle of the moon;E3 III.i.72
And on the top gallant of the Admirall,And on the top gallant of the admiral,E3 III.i.73
And likewise all the handmaides of his trayne:And likewise all the handmaids of his train,E3 III.i.74
The Armes of England and of Fraunce vnite,The arms of England and of France uniteE3 III.i.75
Are quartred equally by Heralds art;Are quartered equally by herald's art.E3 III.i.76
Thus titely carried with a merrie gale,Thus, titely carried with a merry gale,E3 III.i.77
They plough the Ocean hitherward amayne:They plough the ocean hitherward amain.E3 III.i.78
They hauing knowledge, brought them by the scouts,They, having knowledge brought them by the scouts,E3 III.i.85
Did breake from Anchor straight, and puft with rage,Did break from anchor straight, and, puffed with rageE3 III.i.86
No otherwise then were their sailes with winde,No otherwise then were their sails with wind,E3 III.i.87
Made forth, as when the empty Eagle flies,Made forth, as when the empty eagle fliesE3 III.i.88
To satifie his hungrie griping mawe.To satisfy his hungry griping maw.E3 III.i.89
I will my Lord.I will, my lord. E3 III.i.141
My gratious soueraigne, Fraunce hath tane the foyle,My gracious sovereign, France hath ta'en the foil,E3 III.i.142
And boasting Edward triumphs with successe;And boasting Edward triumphs with success.E3 III.i.143
These Iron harted Nauies,These iron-hearted navies,E3 III.i.144
When last I was reporter to your grace,When last I was reporter to your grace,E3 III.i.145
Both full of angry spleene of hope and feare:Both full of angry spleen, of hope, and fear,E3 III.i.146
Hasting to meete each other in the face,Hasting to meet each other in the face,E3 III.i.147
At last conioynd, and by their Admirall,At last conjoined, and by their admiralE3 III.i.148
Our Admirall encountred manie shot,Our admiral encountered many shot.E3 III.i.149
By this the other that beheld these twaine,By this, the other, that beheld these twainE3 III.i.150
Giue earnest peny of a further wracke,Give earnest penny of a further wrack,E3 III.i.151
Like fiery Dragons tooke their haughty flight,Like fiery dragons took their haughty flight,E3 III.i.152
And likewise meeting, from their smoky wombes,And, likewise meeting, from their smoky wombsE3 III.i.153
Sent many grym Embassadors of death,Sent many grim ambassadors of death.E3 III.i.154
Then gan the day to turne to gloomy night,Then 'gan the day to turn to gloomy night,E3 III.i.155
And darkenes did aswel inclose the quicke,And darkness did as well enclose the quickE3 III.i.156
As those that were but newly reft of life,As those that were but newly reft of life.E3 III.i.157
No leasure serud for friends to bid farewell,No leisure served for friends to bid farewell;E3 III.i.158
And if it had, the hideous noise was such,And, if it had, the hideous noise was suchE3 III.i.159
As ech to other seemed deafe and dombe,As each to other seemed deaf and dumb.E3 III.i.160
Purple the Sea whose channel fild as fast,Purple the sea, whose channel filled as fastE3 III.i.161
With streaming gore that from the maymed fell,With streaming gore that from the maimed fellE3 III.i.162
As did her gushing moysture breake into,As did the gushing moisture break intoE3 III.i.163
Thecranny cleftures of the through shot planks,The crannied cleftures of the through-shot planks.E3 III.i.164
Heere flew a head dissuuered from the tronke,Here flew a head dissevered from the trunk,E3 III.i.165
There mangled armes and legs were tost aloft,There mangled arms and legs were tossed aloft,E3 III.i.166
As when a wherle winde takes the Summer dust,As when a whirlwind takes the summer dustE3 III.i.167
And scatters it in midddle of the aire,And scatters it in middle of the air.E3 III.i.168
Then might ye see the reeling vessels split,Then might ye see the reeling vessels split,E3 III.i.169
And tottering sink into the ruthlesse floud,And tottering sink into the ruthless flood,E3 III.i.170
Vntill their lofty tops were seene no more.Until their lofty tops were seen no more.E3 III.i.171
All shifts were tried both for defence and hurt,All shifts were tried, both for defence and hurt;E3 III.i.172
And now the effect of vallor and of force,And now the effect of valour and of force,E3 III.i.173
Of resolution and of a cowardize:Of resolution and of cowardice,E3 III.i.174
We liuely pictured, how the one for fame;Were lively pictured: how the one for fame,E3 III.i.175
The other by compulsion laid about;The other by compulsion laid about.E3 III.i.176
Much did the Nom per illa, that braue shipMuch did the Nonpareille, that brave ship;E3 III.i.177
So did the blacke snake of Bullen, then whichSo did the Black Snake of Boulogne, than whichE3 III.i.178
A bonnier vessel neuer yet spred sayle,A bonnier vessel never yet spread sail;E3 III.i.179
But all in vaine, both Sunne, the Wine and tyde,But all in vain. Both sun, the wind, and tideE3 III.i.180
Reuolted all vnto our foe mens side,Revolted all unto our foemen's side,E3 III.i.181
That we perforce were fayne to giue them way,That we perforce were fain to give them way,E3 III.i.182
And they are landed, thus my tale is donne,And they are landed. – Thus my tale is done:E3 III.i.183
We haue vntimly lost, and they haue woone.We have untimely lost, and they have won.E3 III.i.184
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