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Document 1274476
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coLLecrioNS
DouqLas
LifeRARy
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s
UNiveRsiiy
AT kiNQsroN
kiNQSTON
ONTARiO
CANADA
WHAT
THAT!
of
Occafion'd by a Pamphlet, intkled,
Are
thefe Things fo
And
they
t'
advife
Which he who
Who either
What can
'---——
'
:
free,
can,
and
can, or will,
hQ jti/ler in a
—
-
-
are.
—When free-born Men
the PubHc— may fpeak
Thisi^ true Liberty
Having
ANSWER,
its
Yes,
?
The
»
will, deferves his
may
hold
his
State than
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Praise
Peace
;
:
Euripid.
this?
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Second Edition.
LONDON:
Row:
the Pamphlet Shops oi London and
*rinted for/. Cooper, at the Glohe in Pater-?wfter
And
Sold at
Wejlminjler.
MDCCXL.
[Price
One
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ShilHng]
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AT
THAT
of
Occafion'd by a Pamphlet,
iiitlded,
.^re tbefe Things fo
I
O
fill
IP
the
Realm
&c.
?
with Fears of coming
Woe,
-^"^^SlSi?
The
previous Queftion's put,
Arc
thef^
Things fo ?
[This Queftion, from Ibme irkfome Grotto
fent,
Gives us to know—the Author pays no Rent
Meets no Difturbance
in his genroiis Cares,
Or, aught to thwart him,
As
free
from
—but his
PaJfwJis^ as he's free
Patriot Fears
from
Vice-y
Yet, fpeaks Untruth !-For Truth wears no Dilguife
A
2
From
[4]
From
Party, Pique, and Rancour, ever free.
And nought
difturbs his Peace, fave Liberty
pjimfe/f enjoys j—yet
Would
When
fain enforce, that
ca/m,
Mind
his fefterd
ftill,
!
Britons brave are blind
— tbe Greek he reads,
or
I
Roman Sage,
Himfelf delighting with the Mirth-fraught Page.
Quite independent of Mankind !— He
He breakfafts,
dines,
fhevvs
and fups— with
his tir'd
Indift''rent as a
Hermit— thus can live-
To Hea'vn and
Moralifls a Fugitive
Next, comes
And to, Are theje Things fo ?
His Friend,
his other Self
Proudly directs Sir
Prophetic
Rage
!
Friend— his Happinefs to
his
Muje !
fliarCj^
cries, Tes, they are:
— ambiguous,
too
R****t what todo
infpires his lab'ring Breaft,
•I
Nor
He
anxious Cares, nor Riches break his Reft
fays,
he
pities,
and yet blames Mankind i
— to fee the Wind!
Are thefe the Patriots — whoalfert they're free
Pretends to fee —fee what
From
Party-prejudice
?
and Apathy
?
Who
[9]
Who
run
all
Nor God
Rifques, to dwell in flothfiil Eafe
;
or Alan, nor yet t/jcmfekrs, can pleafe
:
But, fhould once Ju/l/ce with her Lajb prevail.
They'll cry,
and
yelp, like
Curs that burn their Tail
Fearlels of Laws, unaw'd, yet, fly
Full
open-mouth'd— /fi?V^
Whatever
And,
cry,
Tho'
all
away-
rui/id all To-day I
in Secret'^ done, they'd y^^/^ to
A Wonder /—if a Speck's on Snow:
fuch Triflers are without their Stings,
Fly-like, they're
buzzing round the Ears of Kings
Refllefs to change,
and cringing when
Rejoic'd in Danger, in Confujion blefs'd
Fools to the
Nothing
know,
World i- yet,
delights 'em,
opprefs'd,
:
in themfehes, fo wife
!
but the Rabble's Cries
Regardlefs of their Country's IVeal or Woes,
Afting as Patriots, tho' the Nation's Foes
Proclaiming what their Malice can invent.
To
hurt her Trade, and
fovv foul
Di[content
-,
Puzzling themfelves, in vain, to underftand
The wholfome
Jujiice that
now
B
rules the
Land.
O
HAPPY
O HAPPY
Than any
Who,
Britons
You're more truly
Mines of Gold,
various Metals firm Cohefion hold,
Have open'd
The purefl
to
Mankind,
Parts
Our Neighbours
us, thro'
-
in glaring Day,
the Drojs have purg'd away.
(hare not half the Bleflings -giv
Bounty of
all-gracious
Is
thanklefs
(leer.
Croud would /light him,— not
England funk,
to
n
Heav'n
But ihould an Angel ftand our Helm to
The
free.
Common-'mjealth, or Monarchy-^
as Artificers in
Where
To
!
revere
!
fuch a low Degree !
That Gaul and Spain mujl limit out her Sea ?
No!—
She's Miftrefs
The Terror,
Nor does
But
ftill,
and Rock-like
ftill fliall
ftand.
not the Dupe, oi Foreign Land:
(he ask,
what Winds her
fteers with Liberty,
Her Navies vaft!— rais'd
and
Sails Jha II fill
-,
fteers at JVill:
for her
own Support,
Whom France and Spain ne'er dar'd to make their Sport,
Is
C7
being
Is this
In
fpite
And
And free
W ****LE
her Shame.
have free Debate,
lives to eheek
daily ferves his
's
That this
Corruptions Swing,
Country and his King
and
fteady,
no
cloathes
his
Counfel
's
is true,
who dares difpute
Smartly affirm,— I'm of the
it,
fay ?
hireling
in
And
would cringe and fawn upon
I
my
Crew
you
That I'm
That
cool
of To-day.
that I write for Bread as well as
fain
-,
Oaf, nor likes a titled Fool
Or vvifti deftroy'd— 77;^ Author
And
?
her Fame,
tbofe that feek
free,
is
Down
Refohes protect Britannia's State
His Virtue
He
will preferve
Atoms
Her Senate too
And
or junk in Foreign
of Fate— (he
crulh to
Her
Empire and Renown,
lofl to
Bemiisd at Home,
]
-,
ExpeBation of a Place,
Country's Liberty would
his
Grace
—
But, pardon, Sir
would not give Offence,
!
I
j
fell
In pilfer d Scantlings,
Not
^
at a Groat an
Ell.
ev'n to j<?w-much lefs arraign your Senfe
For
[
For when thro'
all
confels, that
Dear
forbear
You
]
your Windings you have ran,
You muft
Sir,
8
MANNERS make the Man.
— nor perfecute your Mind^
fearch, in vain, for
Infrejts of Nations if
you
what
you'll never find.
know— 'tis
well.:
Why
then fuch monflrous Falfioods do you
Why
thus inflame the Fool with Prophecy ?
Why
bolt
Why,
in
To
fo>r
Truth upon the
tell ?
World a Lye ?
your Grotto, teize your ponderous Brains,
fow Sedition thro' our peaceful Plains
?
Like Ignis Fatuus, driving to delude.
In Lakes and Fenny- bogs, the Multitude.
Honour
is
no- where fafe from Slanders
Tongue
Infernal Slander, like her Grandjtre,
wrong
Would but the Malcontents Example
take,
none
Tho'
for
And
copy Him,
other's,
!
but their own dear fake.
as often as they blame,
England would foremoft ftand in Rolls of Fame
Nor, blindly led— would follow jarring Sound,
While pleafing Harmony fo near
is
found.
O CURSED
[9]
CURSED summer! fharper than a Sword
O
A
MongreVs now
Devoid of
much
better than
My
Lord:
and begrim'd with
Conscience,
Their Pangs lb great- fcarce fuch the
They'll have Misfortunes of their
own
Then, Blockheads-like, SirR**** t
!
Guilt,
D-d
e'er felt:
^ife chufmg
abufmg.
fall
Without Regard, their Calumny they fpread,
Afperfe the Living, and revile the
^
caring where their naufeous Filth they
Nor
Or
Dead
at the
Juft as the
M-
r,
Whim
or at the
fling,
K—G:
fhould aftuate their Mind,
(hin d.
But, chiefly, moft, where ampleft Merit
Men were
If
They'd
But
hearty in their Country's Caufe,
ftrive to cherifh,
as their Nature's
Tho'
ev'ry
not fubvert her Laws
not to be content,
Day they'd
a
new Government
To-day, fuppofe, their FavYite
j
wore the Crown,
down.
Headftrong, To-morrow, him they'd tumble
What would thefe foul, envenom'd Scribblers prate?
On
what new Model would they form the State
C
?
Is
10
[
becaufe
Is it
We
we want
]
external Foes,
muft ourfelves among ourfelves expofe
?
Hold, Country-men and learn— When Danger's near,
i
'Tis
Time
to let the
Pilot
freely fteer.
But, j^^ are wile,— but jo^/ are J///?
And would
poor England,
Grant
lb r-there
this
To leave
is
fpite
and
bra\)e,
of England, lave
!
can be no Pretence
to non)el Guides the public Senfe
^
Thofe Flambeaux of Sedition, who from Rome,
Or
H'-ll,
the Source of Fury, hither
come
Tis thefe miflead you into Tracks of Night,
And
rob you of the Sun's all-chearing Light.
If you believe 'em,— then,
If not,
wondVous
why then -they doom your
Falfe Priejls
They both
Hence C
From
'tis
and Patriots keep the
well
Souls to H-Il,felf-fame Rules,
are Kfm'ves,— and both bewilder Fools,
—
n-S-fe, profanely dares to breathe.
forth his poilbn'd Entrails, Blood ^ind Death:
Blood to be
fpilt
And Death
to
upon our native Shore
Him who
j
public Labours bore
^
Who
[II]
Who
a long Life has fpent in Truth's Defence,
And
in a
Whofe
Were
Female Reign fpoke Manly Senfe
Pow'rs, obnoxious to tyrannic Sway,
clofc
immiird againft a brighter Day,
Mule
AsciLND yet higher.
Him,
;
in
whofe
Praife, ev'n
-,
and dare to fpeak
Rhetoric
Who, when fell War on Flandrian
is
weak
:
Plains did frown,
Shew'd he was worthy, ere he wore a Crown.
Methinks
From
his
I fee
the fcatter'd Armies
drench'd Sword, while
fly
Smoak
obfcures the
LSky:
While Marlbrd fcarce
his
Ardor could
reftrain
From feeking Death, who crouch'd among the Slain,
And
frighted fled from 07w referv'd to reign
Hoping
to feize
When Age and
him
at
fome
diftant Hour,
Sicknefs might
augment
Like fome grim Ruffian,— who in
And
ftains with
His coward
j
Ills
his
Pow'r
:
delights.
noble Blood Venetian Nio-hts
Arm
the Day's bright Luftre
But when the length'ning Shades prefent
flies
,-
his Prize,
At
12
[
At Ibme unguarded
And
But
he ftands fecure,
Pals,
unheeded,
ftabs,
]
Hour.
in a filent
GEORGE (hall live, in {pitQof Fa&io^tsRag^e,
And by paternal Lo-ve
This has he
llluftrious
ftill
on
our Heats
purfu d, fince
aflliage
firft
his willing Subje6ts
Calm Judgment
he (hone
Throne:
ever has his Counfels fvvay'd,
Commanding War,— when War s maturely weigh'd
And thinking it
To
raife
Why
his darling Glory's Pride,
our Trade, and make our Feuds fubjide.
will
not England with her King unite.
To vindicate the Nation's
injur 'd Right?
Or, why not wait
Defigns are htown.
At once
t'
till
his
advance her Glory and
True Vatriots never
A
^
lift,
his
own
?
or to fupport
yelping Faftion, or a venal Court
But our
bleft
Times have feen a fervile Train
Bawl out for Liberty,- and mean
The
People's
Good
And juft the fame
is
a
—
for Spain.
moft lacred Thing,
as th' Int'reft
of the King
:
What
C I? ]
WhatContradidion muft
To
quit the King,
it
then appear
and yet the Laws revere ?
For never Liberty more grateful
Than when
Whofe high
A
fliews.
the Prince the public Good purfues
Prerogative
is
never
made
Screen, his Subje6ls Properties
^q public
But, where
Tends
thither,
Whether
and
in /?7/r,
t'
invade
Service points itsCourfe,
prefides with legal Force
its
-,
,-
Motions to direft^
In Peace, the Splendor of the State proteft.
Let bufy
Fools, falfe Patriots Steps purfue-^
While into endlefs Lab'rinths winds the Clue:
It matters
As
oft as
not;
Mock-patriots can deceive.
vulgar Intelle6ts
Ejivy, their
By
—
belie've,
Leader i—PoTJ^rO', their Lot;
Slander, living,- -;/<?/ to be forgot
Their Compofition
's
of an earthy Clod,
Defaming all above them, Prince or
Contagion
They
thro' the
GOD
Whole does blajling go
love Confnfion,'-2:oA
"will
D
!
:
have Things fo
!
Difcorj
14
C
]
Difcord's their Pajtime i—KnA to gain their End,
They'd
facrifice
both Parent and their Friend.
This buzzing Herd,— lil^e rav'nous Beafts of Prey,
Rufb headlong on,- and ^//jPath
their
's
Way
:
Mutt'ring, they ftalk^— yet, what they want, can't
But, give a Treat,
Sir
R
And
—
or Sir Z)- 7, to them
T,
's
all
lovely
one,
would
this Stoic Se6l appear
Devoid of Pajfwjts—t^ixm^, that of Fear
JVrappd up
JVhofe fole
in
the Threats
A Prince's Whifper,
Their Luxrj
Their Pride
or
and Favours of a Crown !
a Tyranfs Frown
's- 'lolling in
--forgetting,
on themfelves
Can
Who
-,
to reign
!
a peaceful Grot I
and
to he forgot
This they affirm— with grave Deliberation
Firft,
!
apathy, and free from Pain
Ambitions der themfehes
They fcorn
well:
governs ev'ry Mother's Son.
Int'reft
How
and then- all things go
tell i
/V;^^^/^
thefe be Friends, or
—
i-then, on the^Nation.
mean
their Country Good,
thus indifi'rent would be underftood?
With
[
I>
]
With monftrous Inconfiftency,
That
Lo'-oe «9/
I hate
fuch
Can one
Britain
vile
afleit,—
:
devoid of jP^^^z/j,— fympathize
Chimeras of an over-heated Brain
Conjedures
wild,
is
?
!
of Pleafure and of Pain
Should any one
His Pen
Heart
clings about their
abominable Lyes
.=
!
Truth be Advocate,
for
venal to fome Tool of State:
But when dear Falfiood the whole Train imbibes,
They /corn
all
Nor Garret
To
live in
Honours, Penfions, Places, Bribes
will
they quit, or Dufl-hole Grot,
Splendor \-"[Woudjou rather not
They're Wonders of the
From whence they
Age
!
?)
Few Mortals know
came, or whither they muft^o
Well vers'd in Sorc'ry
And by Magic
!
All things pajt, prefent,
And know the Time,
Spell,
and when come, can
At Foreign Courts have
/
tell
their Familiar Spies,
precife, a great
Man
dies
!
o'er-look the Book of Fate
I
Foretel the Revolutions in a State,
And
at their Will,
-
And
[
And had
Nor
16
]
they Pajfions, as fome mortal Men,
Rich, nor Poor, could bear their fatal Pen
Thus much is
faid j -yet,
The Wife admire
fomething more
the Author of To-day
we'll fay:
!
For Reafan, and found Judgment^ on him
With Temper,
wait.
enough, to fa^ve the State
jiift
!
What
if his Buildings large
Moft
like their 0^;/^rs Heart, fublimely fair?
What
if
Nor,
and noble
are,
he fups off China, dines off Plate
enjoys his Dainties,
fole,
What
I
-,
of That
No Slander moves him, and no Praife alarms.
No Plots affright him, and no Flatfry charms
His true Difcernment in our
Is
Weight more heavy than
He
reads
Men
Kndiknoxios
Then,
well,
Sevnfold for
Rejoice,
his
Foreign Cares
all
!
without Perfpeftive, clear;
they
were
-Before we (heath the Sword,
our Wrongs
will
be reftor'd
:
ere Three Years wafte, you'll jufJly fay,
ye
BRITONS
\-~For, we're hieft
FINIS.
^?
Affairs,
how Things are now, and what
reft ailux'd:
With me,
Home
To-day
I
!
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