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Proper new ballad, breefely declaring the death and execution of 14 most wicked traitors

(1) Proper new ballad, breefely declaring the death and execution of 14 most wicked traitors

A proper new Ballad, breefely declaring the Death
and Execution of 14 most wicked Traitors,who suffered deathin Lincolnes Inne feelde
neere London: the 20 and 21.of September. 1586. To the tune of Weep weep.

Rejoyce in hart good people all,
and praise to God on hye:
Which hath preformed us by his power,
from traitors tiranny.
Which now have had their due desarts,
in London lately been:
And Ballard was the first that Died,
for Treason to our Queene.
O praise the Lord with hart and minde,
sing praise with voices cleere:
Sith traiterous crue,haue had their due,
to quaile their parteners cheere.

Next,Babington tljat Caitise bilde,
was hanged for his hier:
His Carkasse likewise quartered,
and Hart cass in the fier
Was ever seene such wicked troopes,
of Traytors in this Land.
Against the pretious word of truthe,
and their good Queene to stand
O praise, &c.

But heer beholde the rage of Rome,
the fruits of Popish plants,
Beholde and see their wicked works,
which all good meaning wants.
For Sauage also did receave,
like death for his desert:
Which in that wicked enterprese,
should then have doon his part.
O praise, &c.

A curled catifes void grace,
will nothing serve your turne,
But to beholde your Cuntries wrack,
in malice while you burne.
And Barnwell thou which went to view,
her grace in each Degree:
And how her life might be dispatcht,
thy death we all did see.
O praise, &c.

Counfounding shame fall to their share,
and hellish torments cling:
That to the Lords annointed shall,
Device so vile a thing.
& Techburne what bewitched thee?
to have such hate in store:
Against our good and gratious Queene,
that thou must dye therfore.
O praise, &c.

What gaine for Traitors can returne?
If they their wish did win:
Or what preferment should they get?,
by this their trecherous sinne.
Though foraine power love Treason well,
the Traitors they dispise:
And they the first that should sustaine,
the smart of their demise.
O praise, &c.

What cause had Tilney Traitor stout,
or Abbington likewise:
Against the Lords annointed thus,
such mischeef to devise.
But that the Devill inticed them,
such wicked works to render:
For which these seven did suffer death,
the twentith of September.
O praise, &c.

Seaven more the next day following,
were drawen from the Tower:
Which were of their confederates,
to dye that instant hower.
The next of them was Salsburie,
and next to him was Dun:
Who did complaine most earnestly,
of pround yong Babington.
O praise, &c.

Both Lords and knights of hye renowne,
he ment for to displace:
And likewise all our Towers and Townes,
and Cities for to race.
So likewise Iones did much complaine,
of his detested pride:
And shewed how lewdly he did live,
before the time he died.
O Praise, &c.

Then Charnock was the next in place,
to taste of bitter death:
And praying unto holy Saints,
he left his vitall breath.
And in like maner Trauers then,
did suffer in that place:
And fearfully he left his life,
With Crossing breast and face.
O praise, &c.

Then Gage was stripped in his shirt,
who up the Lather went:
And sought for to excuse him selfe,
of Treasons falce intent.

And Bellamie the last of all
did suffer death that daye:
Unto which end God bring all such,
as with our Queenes Deccay.
O praise, &c.

& faluce and foule disloyall men,
what person would suppose:
That Clothes of Velvet and of Silke,
should hide such mortall foes.
Or who would think such hidden hate,
in men so faire in sight:
But that the Devill can turne him selfe,
into an Angell bright.
O praise, &c.

But Soveraigne Queene have thou no care,
for God which knoweth all:
Will still maintaine thy royall state,
and give thy foes a fall.
And for thy Grace thy Subjects all,
will make their praiers still:
That never Traitor in this Land,
may have his wicked will.
O priase, &c.

Whose glorious dales in England heere,
the mighty God maintaine:
That long unto thy Subjects Joye,
thy Grace may rule and raigne.
And Lord we pray for Christes sake,
that all thy ferret foes:
May come to naught which seeke they life,
and Englands lasting woes.
O praise the Lord with hart and minde, &c.

The names of7 .Traitors
which were Execurcd on
Tuesday being the xx
of September

John Ballard Preeft.
Anthony Babington.
John Sauage.
Robert Barnwell.
Chodicus Techburne.
Charles Tilney.
Edward Abbington.

The names of the other
vij. which were Exe-
cuted on the next
day after.

Thomas Salsbury.
Henry Dun.
Edward Ihones.
Iohn Trauers.
Iohn Charnock.
Robert Gage.
Harman Bellamy.


Imprinted at London at the Long Shop
adioyning vnto Saint Mildreds
Churche in the Pultrie by
Edward Allde

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