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SHOULD'ST thou to justice, honest thief, be led, Swear that
stole his hat who had no head. That plea alone all danger shall remove, Nor judge nor jury can the damage prove.
A NODE, 1764.
And why this mighty faction?
To keep their minds in action :
Nor lord to hang, nor chief to shoot,
No Indian spoils to fare.
Is all an old affair.
Implore of Heaven fome phantom new,
To keep the people quiet;
In party-feuds and riot.
Those only men of merit;
That's worthy such a spirit.
They've quite fufficient reason;
But little short of treason.
Thro popular delusion!
And spoil its constitution,
Chatham, thy cause was sure the worst,
For virtues as for birth ;
Thy then unsullied worth.
When out of oppofition?
is endear'd to fame, There C
too, a fav'rite name, Nor one nor t'other was to blame
In fight or expedition.
They love the common-weal;
Displays a noble zeal. s
has judgment, Lafense, B
harangues in mood and tense,
are uncouth In visage or in breeding.
Rare heroes there to brave their
Great oracles of freedom;
That they shall supersede 'em.
Let's fift both parties man by man,
E'en to this very hour,
To cover luft of pow'r.
Many there are both out and in,
And so I end my story,
Be't either Whig or Tory.
UPON THE FAMOUS BATTLE OF CHEVY CHASE,
Our lives and safeties all!
In Britain's ille befall !
To drive three kingdoms, hound and horn,
_t took his way;
A Scotsman on that day.
The tout Earl of Northumberland
A vow to God did make,
His son to wife should take ;
The choiceft honours of the land
To win and bear away :
At Cotes's where he lay ;
Who sent Lord Percy present word
He would prevent his sport; The stately Earl, not fearing this,
Did daily go to court,