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Home he return'd with a wonderful Prize,
Raderer two, &c.
Oh! then bespoke the 'Prentices all,
Living in London both proper and tall,
Raderer two, Tandaro te;
XXVI. A true
XXVI. The Honour of a London
'Prentice. Being an Account of his matchless Manhood and brave Adventures done in Turkey, and by what
Means he marry'd the King's Daughter, & c.
To the Tune of, All you that love good Fellows, &c.
The following Song also relates to a noble Piece
of Chivalryperform’d in Queen Elizabeth's Days, and therefore claims a Place here; but I must acknowledge my self so ignorant of the History of that Reign, that I cannot yet discover who this famous 'Prentice was,
nor yet any particular Account of the Falt; I shall therefore leave the Poet to tell his own Story.
F a worthy London 'Prentice
My Purpose is to speak, And tell his brave Adventures
Done for his Country fake; Seek all the World about,
And you shall hardly find, A Man in Valour to exceed
A 'Prentice gallant Mind.
He was born in Che hire,
The chief of Men was he,
A 'Prentice for to be;
Did like his Service so,
To Turkey he should go.
One Year he had not been, E'er he by Tilt maintained
The Honour of his Queen, Elizabeth his Princess,
He nobly did make known, To be the Phoenix of the World,
And none but she alone.
Well mounted on a Steed,
One Day he made to bleed;
Who proudly did deny,
Of Princely Majesty.
Thereat began to frown,
To pull this Youngster down;
These boasting Speeches said, Thou art a Traytor, English Boy,
And hast the Traytor play'd. I am no Boy, nor Traytor,
Thy Speeches I defy, For which I'll be revenged
Upon thee by and by,