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-ne, your acts besmear, With poison purchased from Sh-b-re,
The lawyers force to eat 'em ;
He knows the way to cheat 'em.
Loud let the song of triumph found,
Britannia's hands have torn-her;
And Shelburne be chief mourner.
Rebellion dies -and war shall cease,
O'er arts his genius suit :
He plays with Johnny Bute.
Then Bards will tune sublimer lays
f His Lord ship's circular letter to the colonies, quoted and commented on by Mr, Burke, with so much wit, fpirit, and eloquence,
Charles Fox G--rm--n fall kiss ; C--rl--le * fhall tickle Cibber's lyre, And M--ns-ld (+ Simeon like expire)
In extasies of bliss.
Then shall my lofty number tell
And sovereign arts pursue ;
Or buttons made at Kew.
A SUPPLEMENTAL ODE,
OR A HINT TO LORD NORTH, ON THE STATI
OF THE NATION.
Quæ cura Patrum, quæve Quiritium
Hor. Ode 14. L. 4.
THE various triumphs of our king
And This young nobleman obtained a promise of being created Poet Laureat, on his being disappointed of the lieutenancy of Ireland.
And wanton in his praise : -Say, can the JERSEYS boast a cow ? + Æsopus' towers to Vaughan bow,
-Ev'n Burgoyne saw the blaze!
Bind laurels round our VARRO's brows,
That Gates's army droops ;
* The children in the Jerseys are certainly reduced to the greatest diftress since General Clinton carried off the milch
This will probably induce such of their rebellious parents, as are not totally devoid of natural affection, to sue for pardon, lay down their arms, and take the benefit of his Majesty's gracious proclamation.
+ A large populous and opulent city, situated on the Western fide of the Hudson's river, about 55 miles South of Albany.--It was taken by storm the 17th of October, and the garrison (composed of all the villains in North America) put to the sword. The houses were set on fire as a signal to inform General Burgoyne of the approach of Mr. Clinton's co-operating army.--- In the military Atyle it was saying.... Nous Voici !
| Gen. Gates, from an affected generosity (for the honour of soldiership) to spare the British troops the mortifica. tion of having the yankies witnesfes of their humiliation, erdered his banditti not to stir out of their tents, when Lieutenant Gen. Burgoyne gave the word of command, both
Hunger alone makes Britons yield,
And scorn-capitulation !
-So took them by-starvation !
Which Hessians storm'd-Pell mell!
in German and English, to the whole line (according to the terms of the capitulation) to pile their arms ----But the truc reason of this boasted magnanimity, was because Mr. Gates and his poltroons did not feel themselves bold enough to be spectators of fo august and awful a ceremony.
§ Col. Donop might have been supplied with a sufficient number of both these articles for twenty pounds, which would have insured him succefs; besides saving the lives of fix hundred gallant Hessians, who cost this country (on a moderate computation) forty pounds a man, before they can be transported to America; consequently here would have been a nett saving of 23,980l. In a country where there is no scarcity of wood, the Provost Marshal (or military Jack Ketch) whose duty is to provide ladders, can have no excuse. [Vide Sir William Howe's letter)-.-As few of the foreign troops can swim, they should be always furnished with bladders when they take the field. [Vide King of Prussia's regulations, and Marshal Saxe's reveries.]
We've scalps to grace the new || knights collars, Reduc'd in price-to just * three dollars,
Our Indians found such game: - Will North give up the glorious chace, Give up the war, resign his place,
And end his days with shame!
-To Franklin ope St. James's gates,
'Twould give our Liege the gripes;
To thirteen rebel stripes ?
No-pour out Britain's blood and riches,
| A new order of Knighthood (at the requeft of Lord Suffolk) is to be speedily inftituted, and confined to such of the Scotch noblemen or gentry as will raise regiments for the American service at their own expence. They are to be called Knights of the Tomahawk. Their collars will be decorated with scalps, and they are to wear scalping knives whenever they appear at court.
• A French scalp cost 101, laft war; but, by General Burgoyne's economy, the price was reduced to three dollars. --[Vide Gates's letter.]