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“ Henceforth, she said, in each returning year, “ One stem the Thistle and the Rose shall bear; « The Thistle's lasting grace, thou, O my Rose, shall be, « The warlike Thistle's arm a sure defence to thee.”
“ Great Anna claims the song, no brighter name
“ Ye active streams! where'er your waters flow, “ Let distant climes and furthest nations know “What ye from Thames and Danube have been taught " How Anne commanded, and how MARLBRO' fought.”
“ Next to the Thunderer let Anna stand, “ In piety supreme as in command; “ Famed for victorious arms and generous aid, “ Young Austria's refuge, and fierce Bourbon's dread.
66. A Lady lived in former days,
So of the Queen sung Doctor King,
King William's plan of continental war,
The Queen and Commons, after stout debate, Resolve to second; hence that blazing star,
Ruling of each campaign the fate, Bright MARLBRO' rose, whose very name Half won the day where'er it came; Victorious still his banners flew, And on his helm spontaneous laurels grew; Imperial sov'reigns woo'd his worth, And graced the chief of British birth With principality ; while Churchill's brow By Anne with ducal circle bound, Bade Envy's self submissive bow, And hail desert with genuine honor crown'd. At Donawert and Ramilies He thrash'd the French with skill and ease; .. At Oud’nard and Malplaquet beat 'em, At Blenheim bravely did defeat 'em, And in each place he chanced to meet 'em.
Or MILDENHEIM or MARLBRO' callid,
“ Come gi’s a sang, the lady cried,
* Scotch Ballad.
Tho' of their origin we have some doubts, They surely were a sort of Ins and Outs ; (Whate'er their designations may denote,
Remember, reader, I'm no party minion). TORIES for strict episcopacy vote,
The Whigs for greater freedom of opinion : And it was said, in prose, by Doctor Swift, (Who had been known to give each side a lift) Of Church and STATE who dearest deems Should carefully avoid extremes ; Nor, for the former's sake, engage With Whiggish violence or rage; Nor less, for State's well-founded glory, Avoid the overweening Tory.
Whether they right or wrong have been
Hail CALEDONIA ! sister true,
Long may thy Duncans teach that foe to sue
Who envious of Erix, us, and you, VOL. 11.
Dispute our triple right to rule the wave.
Mourn’d, lov’d, esteem'd, the “ royal Dane,”+
Our sov'reign’s consort, pays great nature's debt, The heaviest sorrow of a well-spent reign,
Was Anne's keen, unaffected, deep regret.
Now sateless war, with fire terrific, rages ;
* Sir George Byng.
+ George, Prince of Denmark.