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Viewing: Wood 416(111)

Sheet Notes:  Wood 416(111); MS. annotations, identifying persons alluded to in the title (Prince Rupert and George Duke of Albemarle) and the author (Sr John Birkenhead) and person alluded to in the text as \"His Chaplain\": Sam. Speed M.A. of Ch[rist] Ch[urch] in Oxon, son of Dr. Jo. Speed a physitian [sic] son of Joh. Speed the chronologer. This Samuel Speed became afterwards vicar of Godalming in Surrey, taking for wife a certain p[er]son of no great fortune, did overtopp him, & lived not in good content with her. He was after [that] canon of Ch[rist] Ch[urch] in Oxon. [on the reverse] \"Answer\" [verse, beginning:] Oh Berkenhead how hast thou troubled thy muse/ with a Burden yt noe body else would chuse ...

Ballad - Roud Number: V27841

Title: A new ballad of a famous German prince and a renowned English duke, who on st. James's day one thousand 666 fought with a beast with seven heads, called Provinces

First Line: There happen'd of late a terrible fray

Tune: Monsieur Ragou

Authors:  Birkenhead, John, sir, 1616-1679

Notes:  Wood 416(113) is the second part.


ESTC: R221395

Subjects:  Rupert, prince, 1619-1682

Themes:  Anglo-Dutch War, 1664-1667

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