Per quanto in seguito Martin abbia compiuto delle irregolarità non sono stati segnalati altri episodi di pirateria e non in ogni caso verso le navi inglesi. This was in itself a trifle, but it gave a high idea of the growing naval importance of Scotland, when it could produce such spectacles as even England, with all its superior wealth, power, and refinement, was unable to furnish. However it seems that this one in particular was filled with many more valleys then hills. Now hath our king Sir Andrews shipp, Besett with pearles and precyous stones; Now hath England two shipps of warr, Two shipps of warr, before but one. And he ffell into the haches againe, And sore of this wound that he did bleed; There word went through Sir Andrews men, That the Gourden hee was dead. Some of Andrew Barton's trading voyages to Flanders ports in the 1490s are recorded in the Ledger of Andrew Halyburton.
I the more regret the manner in which Mr. This was especially the case in his attempts to subjugate the Scottish isles, that for centuries had persisted in rebellion under independent kinglings of their own, and in every national difficulty had been wont to invade the mainland, and sweep the adjacent districts with fire and sword. The Hollanders had seized some Scottish ships and thrown the merchants and mariners into the sea. La condivisione degli articoli di questo sito è concessa purchè venga data corretta attribuzione e non per scopi commerciali. They had not long to seek, for in the Downs they were apprised of his neighbourhood by the captain of a merchant vessel which he had plundered on the day preceding.
This summer I made a point of not letting that hurt take over because it does no one any good if it does. The author, without any foundation, launches into the wide ocean of conjecture, and, as may be anticipated, arrives at erroneous conclusions. It has been asserted by English historians that Sir Andrew did not confine himself within the limits of his commission, but that he exceeded it by searching English ships, under the pretense of their having Portuguese goods on boards and of appropriating them wherever he found them. The council board of England, at which the Earl of Surrey held the chief place, was daily pestered with complaints from the sailors and merchants, that Barton, who was called Sir Andrew Barton, under pretence of searching for Portuguese goods, interrupted the English navigation. Whether those Letters were just or unjust, whether legal, or otherwise, was neither matter of scrutiny nor consideration for Sir Andrew - that was the affair of the Sovereign, and his Council, for which they alone were responsible. The Earl of Surrey, however, could not smother his indignation, but gallantly declared at the council board, that while he had an estate that could furnish out a ship, or a son that was capable of commanding one, the narrow seas should not be infested.
Thus from the wars Lord Howard came, And back he sailèd oer the main; With mickle joy and triumphing Into Thames mouth he came again. Amongst the Portingalls hee did itt weare. Hee was no sooner ouer the riuer, Downe in a fforrest to take the ayre, But Eighty merchants of London cittye Came kneeling before King Henery there. And Your Grace may thank four men i' the ship For the victory wee have wonne; These are William Horseley, Henry Hunt, And Peter Simon, and his sonne. Full litle ye wott what a man hee is.
Against the Portingalls hee it ware. It is said that even then this bold and experienced seaman continued to encourage his crew with his whistle, till receiving a cannon shot in his body, the whistle dropped from his hand, and he fell dead upon the deck. But when they see his deadlye face, And eyes soe hollow in his head, 'I wold give,' quoth the king, 'a thousand markes, This man were alive as hee is dead. In fact things get less complicated. With that he swarved the mainmast tree, He swarvèd it with nimble art; But Horsely with a broad arrow Pierced the Hambilton through the heart; And down he fell upon the deck, That with his blood did stream amain: Then every Scot cried, Walaway! Sir Andrew he did swarve the tree, With right goodwill he swarved it then, Upon his breast did Horsely hitt, But the arrow bounded back again.
The King of Portugal then demanded of Henry, as his ancient ally, to clear the seas of Sir Andrew. According to Cecil Sharp, Henry Martin is probably the older ballad and was recomposed during the reign of James I. They had not sailed days three Upon their journey they took in hand, But there they met with a noble ship, And stoutly made it both stay and stand. Lord Howard took a sword in hand, And off he smote Sir Andrews head; I must have left England many a day, If thou wert alive as thou art dead. I will hang every one of them from my main-mast and take all their treasure for this offence. With his head they sailed into England again, With right good will and force and main, And the day before New Year's Even Into Thames' mouth they came again. But they stirred neither top nor mast, But Sir Andrew they passed by.
Questa seconda ballata è una probabile stilizzazione della prima, anche se altri studiosi per esempio Cecil Sharp, ritengono al contrario che la ballata Andrew Barton sia stata scritta in seguito. A comparison made upon the Life of Man? The King sends a crew to deal with Barton, the pirate. I take many of the little circumstances of the story to be real, because I find one of the most unlikely to be not very remote from the truth. Yett for the manfull part hee playd, Which fought soe well with heart and hand, His men shall have twelvepence a day, Till they come to my brother kings high land. Fight on for Scotland and St. It is quite probable that it existed in a previous version with names and facts more correctly stated. Their very silence ought to be taken as an admission of the falsehood of the charge.
With that he swarved the mainmast tree, So did he it with might and main; Horsley, with another broad arrow, Strake the yeoman through the brain. As I was sailing upon the sea, A Bordeaux voyage for to fare, To his hachborde he claspèd me, And robbed me of all my merchant ware. My brother wore it in Portugal and no arrow or shot could touch him. But still this poem came at the right time for me. And he fell into the hatches again, And sore of this wound that he did bleed; Then word went through Sir Andrew's men, That the Gordan he was dead.
King Henrys grace with royal cheer Welcomed the noble Howard home; And where, said he, is this rover stout, That I myself may give the doom? For you wott ffull litle what a man hee is. God keepe you out of that traitors hands! And Your Grace may thank four men i' the ship For the victory wee have wonne; These are William Horseley, Henry Hunt, And Peter Simon, and his sonne. Abercromby, in his History of the Martial Achievements of Scots Nation, from 1319 to 1514, published 1725, relates his account of Sir Andrew taking English ships on pretense of their carrying Portuguese goods, as he acknowledges, from English authors. A conflict immediately ensued, which was long and obstinately contested, on both sides. Yonder merchant theefe, that pierceth mee, He was my prisoner yesterday. I'll go fetch yon peddlers back myself! The Ballad, although founded on truth, generally, is in many respects a fiction.
In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. The newly formed estate was situated partly in county Kinross and partly in County Fife. The present text, despite the unlucky hiatus after st. Lord Howard tooke a sword in hand, And off he smote Sir Andrewes head; 'I must have left England many a daye, If thou wert alive as thou art dead. The letters gave authorization to seize Portuguese ships only until they were repaid 12,000 ducats. The first man that Lord Howard chose, Was the ablest gunner in all the realm, Though he was threescore years and ten; Good Peter Simon was his name.