A Ballad Called Perkins's Figary
A Ballad New Which Doth Most Plainly Show
How Seventy-Nine Would Fain Be Forty-Two
Come listen, good people, to what I shall say
Concerning the blessing of this happy day;
The downfall of Perkin and joyful return
Of a prince that will make his electorate mourn.
Though Shaftesbury plotted
And Grey was besotted,
Though Armstrong to ground of artillery trotted —
Yet His Highness, God bless him, is safely come back
To the shame and confusion of Perkin Warbeck.
This Perkin's a prince whose excellency lies