Poems on Affairs of State from the Time of Oliver Cromwell to the Abdication of K. James the Second [continued to 1707

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Page 180 - The impatient town waited the wished-for change, And cuckolds smiled in hopes of sweet revenge ; Till Petworth plot made us with sorrow see, As his estate, his person too was free : Him no soft thoughts, no gratitude could move; To gold he fled from beauty and from love...
Page 4 - Nations, divided by the sea, are join'd. Holland, to gain your friendship, is content To be our outguard on the Continent: She from her fellow-provinces would go, Rather than hazard to have you her foe. In our late fight, when cannons did...
Page 4 - Lifting up all that prostrate lie, you grieve You cannot make the dead again to live. When Fate or Error had our age...
Page 69 - Rupert ? Pett. Who all our seamen cheated of their debt, And all our prizes who did swallow ? Pett. Who did advise no navy out to set ? And who the forts left unprepared ? Pett.
Page 186 - Left it, like bones of Scanderbeg, incite Scythe-men next harveft to renew the fight. Then in comes mayor Eagle, and...
Page 3 - Against th' unwarlike Persian and the Mede, Whose hasty flight did, from a bloodless field, More spoils than honour to the victor yield. A race unconquer'd, by their clime made bold, The Caledonians, arm'd with want and cold, Have, by a fate indulgent to your fame, Been from all ages kept for you to tame. Whom the old Roman wall...
Page 180 - ... time; Then for one night sold all his slavish life, A teeming widow, but a barren wife; Swell'd by contact of such a fulsome toad, He lugg'd about the matrimonial load; Till fortune, blindly kind as well as he, Has ill...
Page 69 - All our miscarriages on Pett must fall, His name alone seems fit to answer all. Whose counsel first did this mad war beget? Who all commands sold through the navy? Pett. Who would not follow when the Dutch were beat? Who treated out the time at Bergen ? Pett. Who the Dutch fleet with storms disabled met ? And, rifling prizes, them neglected? Pett. Who with false news prevented the Gazette ? The fleet divided ? writ for Rupert ? Pett.
Page 21 - Of our bloody civil wars ; Not only lanc'd but heal'd the wound, Made us again as healthy and as found : When now the fhip was well nigh loft, After the ftorm upon the coaft, By its mariners endanger'd moft ; When they their ropes and helms had left, When the...
Page 23 - The ancient way of conquering abroad. Ungrateful, then! if we no tears allow To him, that gave us peace and empire too. Princes that fear'd him grieve...

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