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THE FOLLOWING VERSES WERE INTENDED TO HAVE
BEEN SPOKEN AT
THE MISCHIANZA, PRILADELPHIA, ADDRESSED TO GENERAL HOWE ON HIS LEAVING THE ARMY; BUT THE GENERAL WOULD NOT PERMIT THEM TO BE SPOKEN,
Down from the starry threshold of Jove's court
AIR, IN ARTAXERXES.
« The soldier, tir'd of war’s alarms,
And drops the spear and fhield;
And dares again the field.”
ADDRESSED TO GENERAL LEE, WRITTEN IN
T H E
SA M E.
Infecit æquor sanguine punico.
To Lee I tune the heart-felt lays,
Joy fushes every charm :
Flow at each dire alarm.
Midst chiefs and sages nobly plac'd,
* TIMOLEON-like aspire ;
Thy spirit lend a fire!
* This generous Greek consented to the death of his bro. thers, who had treacherously usurped the government of Co. rinth.---He afterwards delivered Syracuse from the tyranny of Dionyfius, and established its freedom. Vid. PLUTARCH,
Timoleon glories in his brother's blood, AKENSIDE.
For Parker's smoke and racket; At length the bold Sir Perer droops, Since vain his wish to float the troops
With bladders, and cork-jacket.
Tis Lee who points the vengeful fire,
Yon boasting hero finches ;
Which Sweli'd to feet-from inches **
Negroes shall weep-(our good allies)
For all these fad disasters :
By murdering of their masters.
Your † British knives ye Indians stain,
Gazette. + The Birmingham addressers have obtained a contract to supply the Indians with twenty thousand scalping and stabbing knives of a new construction, invented by signor Ba , secretary to the Royal Academy.
And say each traitor's bab-by: With bleeding I fcalps ye bishops come, (Whilst mitred Osna beats the drum)
To hang them in the Abbey.
Our generals fhew their martial skill ;
They made a fight at Bunker's-hill ;
From Boston sneak'd away;
Nor in § Nantasket Bay,
| Lord Dunmore only waits at New York till general Burgoyne crosses the lakes, and delivers him the scalps of the prisoners mafficred at the Cedars---A commiffion has paffèd the Great Seal, empowering his lord ship to receive them.---He is then to return home, and take his seat as one of the fixteen peers ; 'and will certainly recefve the thanks of both houses for his diftinguished conduct and bravery, in the service of his king and country ---The rebel scalps (hæc spolia opima) are to be consecrated and hung up with great solemnity in Westminster-abbey, on the 30th of January. --- The bishop of Osnaburgh has learnt to beat the drum, in order to attend the reverend bench, and to officiate in the procession with becoming grace and dignity.
Lord Holdernesse modestly intimated some apprehensions, that his highness's morals might be corrupted whilt he remained under the tuition of a drummer of the guards.---The bishop complained of this to the prince of Wales, and lord Holdernesse was obliged to resign.
“ The commodore Bankes (in Nantasket road) bore