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Her gen'rous temper can't forget fo foon
The royal favours you have always done,
Both to her father and his injur'd fon;
And, therefore, is contriving every day
This mighty debt of gratitude to pay:
The ceas'd the thunder of the war,
her feet, and left the Channel bare :
For you, the fighting Marlborough's disgrac'd,
And in his room a peaceful general plac'd :
For you she broke her word, her friends betray'd,
With joy look'd on, and saw them victims made.
She knows the has no right the crown to wear,
And fain would leave it to the lawful heir.
In order to effect this grand design,
And baffle all the Hanoverian line,
A set of ministers the lately chose,
To honour, and their country, equal foes :
Wretches ! whose indigence has made them bold,
Who would betray their native land for gold.
Oxford's the chief of this abandon'd clan;
must court, for he's your only man.
Dartmouth and Bolingbroke are friends to you ;
But ’ris not in their power much hurt to do.
But Oxford reigns prime minister of state,
Ruling the nation at a mighty rate :
He, like a conjurer with his magic wand,
Doth both the queen and parliament command.
Keep but that wily trickster ftill your friend,
He'll bring your wishes to a prosp'rous end;
Give him but gold enough, your work is done ;
He'll bribe the senate, and then all's your own.
your time to push for Britain's crown,
And fix king James the third upon the throne.
A pow'rful fleet prepare ; you need no more
But land the exile on his native shore :
They'll soon depose the present reigning thing,
And in her room proclaim your fav’rite king.
Thus fpake the gay ambassadress, when straight
Up rose the tyrant from his chair of fate ;
With love transported, and a joyous air,
Within his trembling arms embrac'd the fair.
That night, as fame reports, and fome have heard,
A pompous bed was instantly prepar'd,
Wherein the monarch and the heroine lay,
And spent their time in politicks-and play.
The duke, o'erjoy'd that his Italian dame
Could in fo old an hero raise a flame,
With an ambitious pleasure, as ʼtis said,
Led her himself unto the royal bed.
THE REVIEW. WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1719;
AND NEVER BEFORE PRINTED.
SERENE the morn, the reason fine,
Great George advancing on the plain,
To view his hoft, and concubine,
The goodly blessings of his reign;
The trumpets found,
The coursers bound,
T'he field all blaz'd with arms;
His Trojans true
Their tacticks shew,
And Helen shews her charms,
'The gods of war, and love, by turns,
Preside upon his phiz;
One while you think for war he burns,
Another while for Miss.
You think, when he surveys his men,
He'd waste the world for fame; And that he'd people it again,
When he surveys the dame.
But all is farce, and nothing more ;
This am'rous martial wight
Age won't allow t’enjoy his whore,
Nor courage let him fight.
WHEN P- falling we beheld
From chancellor to M -D,
The shouting croud such pity thew'd
As he on others had bestow'd;
The earl, who long had justice ,
Knew all things might be bought with gold,
So purchas'd at the usual rate
The carrying of the sword of state :
Well pleas'd in office to appear,
Or judge, or executioner ;
As tho' his lord ship 'twould avail
To bear the sword, who lost the seal.
These arts would small relief afford,
Did justice once but take che sword :
Were she not lame as well as blind,
Severe her sentence he would find;
Worse than the worst that now he fears,
And feel the sword another bears.
THE HIGHLANDERS' FLIGHT,
A NEW GRUB-STREET BALLAD.
WHEN an ample relief
For Austria's fair chief
At length was decreed by these islands
We summon'd our force,
Dragoons, foot, and horse,
And a regiment fetch'd from the Highlands
In their own country plad
They were cleverly clad,
And seem'd as well furnish'd for war;
That one would have thought,
They'd as fiercely have fought As a Croat, Pandour, or Huffar.
* This regiment was reviewed upon Finchley common in 1743, preparatory to their march for Harwich in order to em. bark for Germany, but as soon as the review was over, the men mutinied and deserted. Their plea was, that they had inlisted under a promise not to go abroad. They immediately be. gan their march for Scotland, but were taken by a party of Wade's horse near Oundle in Northamptonshire. They were brought to the Tower, where three were thot, and the rest were fent to Gibraltar and the West Indies,