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God save the king, and bless the land,

In plenty, joy, and peace ;
And grant henceforth that all regard

To both and m-rit cease.

W. Y. W.

A NEW POLITICAL CREED,

FOR THE YEAR MDCCLXVI.

Quicunque vult. WHoever will be saved 1 before all things it is necessary that he should hold the Chatham faith.

Which faith, except every man keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall sink into oblivion.

And the Chatham faith is this : that we worship one minister in trinity, and the trinity in unity :

Neither confounding the persons, nor dividing the substance.

For the privy seal is a minifter, the secretary is a minister, and the treasurer is a minifter.

Yet there are not three ministers, but one minifter ; for the privy seal, the secretary, and the treasurer are all one.

Such as the privy feal is, fuch is the fecretary, and such is the treasurer.

The privy seal is felf-create, the fecretary is selfcreate, and the treasurer is self-create.

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[68 The privy seal is incomprehensible, the secretary is incomprehenfible, and the treasurer is incomprehensible.

The privy feal is unrefponfible, the secretary is unrefponfible, and the treasurer is unresponsible.

And yet there are not three incomprehensibles, three self-created, or three unresponsibles : but one incomprehensible, or felf-create, and one unresponfible..

For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity, to acknowledge every person by himself to be God. and Lord :

So are we forbidden by the articles of the Chat. ham alliance, to say there are three minifters :

So that in all things, the unity in trittity, and trinity in unity, are to be worshipped ; and he who would be saved, muft thus think of the ministry,

Furthermore, it is necessary to elevation, that he also believe rightly of the qualities of our minister.

For the right faith is, that we believe and confefs, that this son of '

man is something more than man; as total perfection, though of an unreasonable soul, and gouty fleth confifting.

Who suffered for our falivation, defcended into opposition, rose again the third time, and afcended. into the house of peers.

He fitteth on the right hand of the from whence he shall come to judge the good and the bad..

And

And they that have done good, shall go into patent places ; and they that have done bad, shall go into everlasting opposition.

This is the Chatham faith ; which, except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be promoted.

As he was in the beginning, he is now, and ever will be.

Then all the people, standing up, fall say,

O blessed and glorious trinity, three persons and one minister, have mercy on us miserable subjects !

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Icci, beatis nunc Arabúm invides gazis, &c.

L. 1. 08. aga My Lord! great commoner no more You number your new titles o'er,

Earl, Viscount, P-ni-nt, Ch-th-m :
Before you your supporters set,

Your ermine robes, and coronet,
And
gaze

in

raptures at 'em.

What servile bard shall greet your car
With the enchanting found of peer?

Delightful

Delightful name to mention !
What chaplain fall inform mankind,
With how much virtue you have join'd

A title to a pension !

Who can unroll the book of fate,
And tell what ministers of state -

May govern this great nation?
Where is the prophet can disclose
What strange materials may compose

Some new adminiftration ?

Jacob Henriques, born to guide,
At privy-council may preside,

And rule the common-weal;
Hill, secretary we may see,
Derrick lord chamberlain may be,

And Buckhorse privy seal :

Since you, once emulous of fame, Have meanly barter'd your good name

For scorn, contempt, and raillery ; Broke ev'ry promise you have made, And shamefully together laid

The Pitt and upper gallery. ,

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How happy a state does lord C-m possess,
Who would be no greater, nor fears to be less !
On his penfion and place he depends for support,
Which is better than servilely cringing at court.

How bleft has his time been! what days has he

known ! How sweet with fair Er the moments have flown ! Since first in Dom. com. his harangue he began, Which convinc'd the whole house he was more than a

man.

He bully'd Sir Robert, he censur'd the k-; He rail'd at the garter, and call'd it a string : He bellow'd and bawl'd, 'till his worship was hoarse, " He'd be damn'd ere he'd thus be a cornet of horse.”

He thunder'd so long, and he thunder'd so well, They thought 'twas a fiend that had broke loose from

hell;

He rais'd such a din, and he made such a clatter, That Sir Robert, abath d, quite forgot all his matter.

What's now to be done, or what's now to be faid? Quoth Sir Robert, I tremble, by G--, for my head :

But

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