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Our troops croit the water,

The King follow'd after,
But the Highlanders would not go over ;

For though they all swear,

Yet none of them care
To fight for the House of Hanover.

They would not agree

To crossing the sea,
And a doubtful campaign to go thro’;

For receiving their pay,

'Their fixpence a day,
Was all they thought they must do.)

They remember'd Argyll,

What he did ere while,
And they follow'd that step of his Grace's ;

Who seeing from far

That there must be a war,
Resign'd his command and his places.

So when danger was nigh

They determin'd to fly,
And on England each man turn'd his breech;

And with joy they run home

To the place whence they come,
To beggary, oatmeal, and itch.

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Do our regents act right,

Who hinder their fight,
And to Scotland won't let them repair?

They are surely too striet,

For can they inflict
A worfe punishment than to go there?

O yes there is one,

And I with it was done,
In spite of all Semple + may fay;

Since they won't march or fight,

Disband them outright,
And ftrip them of cloaths and of pay.

We have sometimes been told,

That the English of old
Have Aed from their enemies blows ;

But the Scotch, for their glory,

Are the first in all story, That run without seeing their foes.

What then would they have done

At the attack of a town,
Where the bullets and bombs would have hit 'em

At the first walls or ditches,

If they'd had any breeches,
They certainly would have bot'em.

+ Lord Semple, their colonel,

George,

George, stand thy own friend,

And never depend
On such Jacobite rebels as these are ;

They’re for another king all,

And would fly to his call, As Lepidus' troops did to Cæfar.

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Do our regents act right,

Who hinder their flight,
And to Scotland won't let them repair?

They are surely too strict,

For can they inflict
A worfe punishment than to go there?

O yes there is one,

And I wish it was done,
In spite of all Semple † may say;

Since they won't march or fight,

Dilband them outright,
And strip them of cloaths and of pay.

We have sometimes been told,

That the English of old
Have Aed from their enemies blows ;

But the Scotch, for their glory,

Are the first in all story, That run without seeing their foes.

What then would they have done

At the attack of a town,
Where the bullets and bombs would have hit 'em

At the first walls or ditches,

If they'd had any breeches,
They certainly would have bt'em.

+ Lord Semple, their colonel,

George,

George, stand thy own friend,

And never depend
On such Jacobite rebels as these are ;

They're for another king all,

And would fly to his call, As Lepidus' troops did to Cæfar.

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