Edmund Waller

Coleshill / Buckinghamshire / England
Edmund Waller
Coleshill / Buckinghamshire / England
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To The King On His Navy

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Where'er thy navy spreads her canvas wings,
Homage to thee, and peace to all, she brings:
The French and Spaniard, when thy flags appear,
Forget their hatred, and consent to fear.
So Jove from Ida did both hosts survey,
And when he pleas'd to thunder, part the fray.
Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped,
The mightiest still upon the smallest fed:
Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws,
And by that justice hast remov'd the cause

Of those rude tempests, which, for rapine sent,
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