English Courage Displayed, or, Brave News from Admiral Vernon
DESCRIPTION: "Come loyal Britons all rejoice with joyful acclamations... To Admiral Vernon drink a health, likewise to each brave fellow Who... was at the taking of Porto Bello." The song details all the struggles involved in taking the port
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Firth)
KEYWORDS: battle war
1740 - Admiral Edward Vernon's capture of Porto Bello in what is now Panama
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Sea 38, "English Courage Displayed, or, Brave News from Admiral Vernon" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Firth c.12(450), "English courage display'd or Brave news from admiral Vernon," unknown, n.d.
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