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Provided master, and my dame,
In Gallic costume, sans culotte,
By lady's robe bedeck’d, and lord's best coat.
Eastward the Muse now points the view, to where
• Tippoo Saib was reduced to cede one half his dominions, to pay three crores and thirty lacks of rupees, to give up all prisoners and yield his two eldest sons as hostages for the perform mance of the treaty. R 2
With anarchy's red cup,----fell discord shakes
1794. Of empire. ---Mark! what thundering peals an
The new philosophy essays on land*
The saffron vested god, to England's heir 1795.
Leads CAROLINE Of Brunswick, pomp and state
Upon the royal nuptials wait,
France conquers peace with Spain, both nations
join :: Their pow’rs on land and ocean, to combine
* The disciples of the new philosophy at length were noticed by the law, many convicted of sedition and some acquitted of high treasoti ;--the mob at Birmingham taking offence at á party of philosophers who were commemmorating the “glorious" French revolution, proceeded to most dreadful outrages, and after the law had been shamefully violated in the name of church and king, many of the rioters expiated their fully with their lives. .H. R. H. the Prince Regent was married on the 8th of April, to his cousin the Princess Catoline of Brunswick.;
Against Against Old England, who nor courts, nor shuns The war's continuance, but sends her sons, HOTHAM, CORNWALLIS, Bridrort, o'er the
main, Her long asserted title to maintain.*
Under French influence, too, the sordid Dutch,
* Pondicherry, Chandenagore and Mahie were taken from the French, whose settlements in the West Indies were also captured by Sir C. Grey and Sir John Jervis; we likewise took Martinico and St. Lucie.
† Nearly the whole of the Dutch settlements surrendered to the British arms, and in the month of October, nine sail of Dutch ships, three of the line, five frigates, and sloops, which had entered Saldanha Bay with a view to attack the Cape of Good Hope, yielded, without firing a shot, to Admiral Sir Keith Elphinstone.
A check from Irish lads, in Bantry Bay,
A caution, meant to save from future harm, Involves the nation in no small alarm, 1797. Which spreads with lightnings speed from rank
to rank, When guineas ceas'd to issue from the Bank ; External and internal enemies Have subsequently prov'd the measure wise,
Now Continental freedom loses hope,
. * This was called the Marzon War; the Maroons were descendants of the Spanish slaves, who refused to submit when the English first took possession of the island ;-twenty battles terminated in their entire submission.