Derricke's The Image of Irelande (1581) - Print 10

The town outside the castle gate is labelled "Dublyn".

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When thus this thrice-renowmed Knight, hath captiue made and thrall,
The furious force of franticke foes, and troupe of rebells all;
When he by marſhall feates of armes, hath nobly them ſubdude,
To Princes Dome: whose heauy wrath, their treaſons haue renewde,
When he their glory and their pride, hath trampled in the duſt,
And brought to naught, which doe pursue, the bloudy rebells luſt:
When he by conqueſt thus hath wonne, the honour of the field,
And fame unto our Soueraygnes Courte, report thereof doth yeld
And to conclude, when honor braue, his trauells to requight
Hath clothde him with eternall fame, meete for so great a Knight
When all theſe thinges are done and paſt, then doth he backe reuart
To Dublyn, where he is receiued with ioy on euery parte.
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When thus this thrice-renowned Knight, has captive made and thrall,
The furious force of frantic foes, and troop of rebels all;
When he by marshal feats of arms, has nobly them subdued,
To Prince's DoomJudgement, whose heavy wrath, their treasons have renewed,
When he their glory and their pride, has trampled in the dust,
And brought to naught, which do pursue, the bloody rebel's lust;
When he by conquest thus has won, the honour of the field,
And fame unto our Sovereign's Court, report thereof does yield
And to conclude, when honour brave, his travels to requite
Has clothed him with eternal fame, meet for so great a Knight
When all these things are done and past, then does he back revert
To Dublin, where he is received with joy on every part.
O Sydney, worthy of triple renown,
For plaguing traitors that troubled the crown. 1581.


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