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Bred in a priest's + Socratick school,
And virtue's lore endear;
By charging in the rear.
Germain, in combats often try'd,
War's glorious art improving !
And conquer without moving !
Your Ssand C-S review,
Staunch as intrepid Barré !
He'll tattle, fetch and carry.
Your levee's grac'd by herves now ;
Your splendour Philips sees ;
+ Archbishop Stone.
* The late Lieut, General Hervey.
The Scotch all puff you to a man,
With under-wood, and trees.
Throw out a lure for Ferdinand || !
At Boston fix his station ;
And end him by ftarvation 1.
Or claim your rank,-degrade Tom Gage,
Or freeze your generous blood;
Except you meet a wood.
* Lord George complained that a plan was fent over of the battle of Minden, in which the impervious wood that obstructed the march of the cavalry was omitted. The name of the malici. ous engineer who drew-it, was, if I mistake not, Col. Roy.
|| Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, who was at this time talked of for the command of our army in America.
† Mr. DUNDA 6, Lord Advocate of Scotland invcnit & sculplit this harmonious and expressive word, which lo jully and characteristically pourtrays both the features of his country and countrymen.
Cou'd you keen Junius' thoughts refine,
And pierce whom e'er they hit ?
We only doubt your wit.
The smart of Minden's wound is o'er,
And yet, my Lord, I'm thinking,
Just on the point of stinking.
• Many of Lord George Germain's friends studiously hinted, that he was the author of the celebrated Efsays published under the name of JUNIVS.
# Alludes to the duel betwecu Lord Sackville and Governor Johnstone, Dec. 17, 1770.
My trembling muse can ne'er aspire
Or fing these glorious days :
And scarce bear modest praise.
Elfe should I hail this lucky hour,
Britain fhall Pæans fing:
To ravish George our King * !
Can I describe the Atlantick fea,
Dire cause of civil rage?
• Mr. Richardson, (the witness against Sayre, and therefore the Titus Oates of the Court) will produce undoubred evidence to prove this extraordinary fact.-The Lord Mayor elect, Mr. Sawbridge, encouraged his sister to this atrocious attempt, unparalle!. ed, even in her own biftory.----Mr. Wilkos is also ftrongly sufpected.
The dust and sweat on Putnam's brow,
But kneels to Madam Gage ? *
Enough for me, if I rehearse
And prove my patriot zeal :
Though the King's touch might heal.
OCTOBER 27, 1775.
* To prevent malignant constructions, the author thinks him. self 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 galant old wood-cutter, for his fingular politeness to that lady.