James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
The Boyne Water
The Boyne is a stream near Drogheda, Ireland, and it was here that William III. defeated James II., July 1, 1689, and drove him out of the country. The anniversary of this battle is generally celebrated on the 12th of July, in accordance with the modern system of chronology.
JULY the First, of a morning clear, one thousand six hundred and ninety,
King William did his men prepareof thousands he had thirty
To fight King James and all his foes, encamped near the Boyne Water;
He little feared, though two to one, their multitudes to scatter.
King William called his officers, saying: Gentlemen, mind your station,