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Indemnity he now disdains || ;
As Scottish bluid flows in their veins,

Who'll vote them foreign troops ?

Herries and Sherri' • shall collogue,
To twift their tongues to twang and brogue,

And Monsodd's hopes surpass :
I pledge myself that in fix weeks
An Ouran better English speaks,

Than INNES or DUNDAS.

To check religious zeal and quarrels,-
Let David Hume inculcate morals,

Dalrymple pen their story!
And as their jabbering smacks of Erse,
Let them recite MAC-OSSIAN's verse,

To fire their souls to glory.

ll The opposition kindly offered an 487 of Indemnity' to Lord! North for employing Hessian troops in the British dominions; but as his lordship thought our colonies were not comprehended within the meaning of the prohibition in the Act of Settlement relative to foreign troops, he thanked his opponents for the offer, but de: clined accepting it.

* Messieurs Herries and Sheridan, Scotch and Irish professors of oratory, who modestly undertook to teach us the true enunciation « and pronunciation of the English language

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Honours, like fulphur, cure all stains;
Will fine the blood in OURAN's veins,

And dignify difgrace :
Then grant them titles, or a string,
They'll not betray a Brunswick king,

Though of a Scottish race.

Whatever Ouran catches LEE ,
Let him be ribbon'd with K, B.

And clap a blazing star on ;
To shine at court with Irwin's grace,
Or grin with sweet Sir John's + grimace,

A Nova Scotia Baron!

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A CONGRATULATORY ODF, ADDRESSED TO

LORD NORTH.

BY

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SA ME,

Scriberis, Vario fortis, & hoftium

Vi&tor, Mæonii carminis alite,
Quam rem cumque ferox navibus, aut equis
Miles, te duce, gefferit.

Hor,

I.
SAM JOHNSON in the true fublime
Shall chaunt your Acts another time,

Your wisdom in taxation;
Though boston still, without remorse,
Would burn your ships, and starve your horfe,
She'll kiss

your Proclamation.

II.

Our power supreme shall Yankies own,
Since Jacobites before the throne

Lay down their lives and riches :
To raise recruits the Highlands join,
And Birmingham will furnish coin

To buy them-velvet breeches. *

Strong Addresses were presented by the ighabitants of Biiniingham and Manchester, to urge the continuance of the American

war.

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III. My

III.

My trembling muse can ne'er aspire
To tune an ode with Whitehead's fire,

Or fing these glorious days :
Besides, your ears, my Lord, are nice,
They shrink from flattery in a trice,

And scarce bear modest praise.

IV.

Else should I hail this lucky hour,
Lo, SAYRE committed to the Tower !

Britain fhall Pæans fing:
A meal-tub plot young Oates shall prove,
Since Kate Macaulay basely strove

To ravish George our King * !

V.

Can I describe the Atlantick fea,
Green as a leek with India's tea,

Dire cause of civil rage ?

• Mr. Richardson, (the witness against Sayre, and therefore the Titus Oates of the Court) will produce undoubted evidence to prove this extraordinary falt.-The Lord Mayor elect, Mr. Sawbridge, encouraged his sister to this atrocious attempt, unparalle!. ed even in her own hiftory, -Mr. Wilkos is also strongly sur. pected.

The

The dust and sweat on Putnam's brow,
Who in the battle equals Howe,

But kneels to Madam Gage ?

VI.

Enough for me, if I rehearse
Some Whiggith maxim in my versey

And prove my patriot zeal :
I've no fond wish to lose an ear.
(Or gain a pension, like Shebbeare,)

; Though the King's touch might heal.

OCTOBER 27, 1775.

* To prevent malignant constructions, the author thinks himself bound in honour to declare, that by Madam Gage he means Mrs. Gage, and not the General. At the same time he candidly owns a compliment was designed to the gallant old wood-cutter, for his fingular politeness to that lady.

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