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And Spaniards and Dutchmen, and Frenchmen and such men, 
 As foemen did curse them, the bowmen of England! 
 No other land could nurse them 
 But their motherland, Old England! 
 And on her broad bosom did they ever thrive!  - Basil Hood
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Bio: Basil Willett Charles Hood was a British librettist and lyricist, perhaps best known for writing the libretti of half a dozen Savoy Operas and for his English adaptations of operettas, including The Merry Widow. He embarked on a career in the British army, writing theatrical pieces in his spare time.

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