* [Footnote: You will see that to make the meter right it is necessary to accent the word bowmen on the last syllable.
The bowmen were the chief reliance of the English leaders in those bloody battles which attended our unjust contests for the succession to the crown of France.
The opportunity seemed much too good to be let slip, so calling his bowmen and musketeers up on to the poop, he directed them to discharge a volley into the surging mass of men, which they did instantly, with terribly destructive effect.
Sometimes a passing army desires merely to amplify its forces, or replace losses, particularly among the lighter arms, such as bowmen, slingers and javelin men.
He was the first and most powerful chief of the Fir-bolg ( "bowmen") or BelgÃ¦ from Britain who colonized the _southern_ parts of Ireland.