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rather unlucky accidents-But let it be confidered that we have only fixty thousand men in America, (Gen. Burgoyne and his army included.) Thirty or forty thousand more may do great things, and perhaps reduce the rebels to unconditional submision in five or fix campaigns. I took up the pen from a generous motive ;-to celebrate our supposed victories, to display the glory of Old England, the extension of our commerce, the wisdom of our minifters, the magnanimity of our monarch, and the happiness of the people--As it is my ardent with to raise the spirits of my desponding countrymen, I still think the publication of the following chearful Ode (though a little mal-a-propos at present as to facts) may prove a national benefit.
Custode rerum Cæfare, non furor,
Hor. L. 4. Odé 15.
SING Io Pæans, through the land,
Who basely meant t'enslave us:
* Which God and NATURE gave us.
Our bayonets have op'd their veins,
Are " deftin'd to the cord;"
Beneath a tyrant's sword !
Traitors ring from every tongue,
. Lord Suffolk's speech.
These knaves talk common sense !
- Tis in his own defence!
" Grac'd with all the power of words
Our Tully will harangue 'em :
Both to impeach and hang 'em.
Sam Johnson rob’d in gown and band,
Which charm’d the British nation;
" No tyranny
Bold Germ- -e cries out"Who's afraid,"
Yet stain'd with Minden's flaughter;
I The fevere punishment designed for this gentleman, and his family, was probably owing to his lordship’s having dircovered that Mr. Cushing had conceived an idea of being
Franklin shall Sawney's vengeance feel,
But take a daring flight;
-To heaven he mounts in chains of wire To perish by his s stolen fire,
Ty'd to a paper-kite.
ll Clinton and Howe wili form a noore By twiting of their Cordon Rouge;
elected king by the revolted colonies. I an indebted to my learned friend, Dr. Johnson, for this anecdote, to which he alludes by saying, “ If their rights are inherent and unde"rived, they may by their own fuffrages encircle by a diadem o the brows of Mr. Cushing."
Taxation no Tyranny, p. 214. § It is clear beyond a posibility of doubt, that this archpatriot, philosopher, modern Prometheus, and rebel, is an old offender. The solicitor general was therefore highly commendable for calling him a thief. He proved the charge (to the entire satisfaction of the ke
and council) by a quotation from Zanga. Mr. Wilson, it is io be hoped, will dress up the doctor for his execution with a few blunted con. ductors.
ll This co-operation between the generals, was expressly ordered by the military cabinet, at the instance of Lord M- nsfield ;-- the secretary for the colonies prevailed on his royal master, to give Mr. Clinton, a red ribband, to cnable jaim to perform this mancıvre.
There Washington may swing,
The mercy of our k- -g
One Arnold too shall feel our ire,
Amidst an Indian screech!
If Burgoyne forge his speech !
Rejoice ye fprites of Hessians slain,
In shadowy whiskers drest;
Breaks their Elysian reft.
On the bare earth Charles Lee shall kneel,
- fire !
|| When General Lee was taken prisoner in the Jerseys--The meaning is so very obvious, that even the Lord Chancellor, who is keeper of the king's conscience, ex officio, will understand it.