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Lines written by Capt- James upon his leaving Charlton Islaml, where many of his Ships Crew had died during the winter, which they passed there A. D. 1631-2. ���I were unkind unless that I did shed �Before I part some tears upon our Dead : �And when my eyes be dry I will not cease �I heart to pray their bones may rest in peace : �Their better parts, (good souls) I know were given, �A\'ith an intent they should return to heaven : �Their lives they spent to the last drop of blood. �Seeking God's glory and their Country's good. �And as a valiant Soldier rather dies. �Than yields his courage to his enemies, 10 ���81 ��� �