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« Videlicet—of your best friends! " Which—if not yours—will serve our ends; “ And that is, you may well discern all, 6. The self-same thing 'twixt blades fraternal. “ Then swear, as we do, on this jorum, “ In sæcula, boys, sæculorum, “ 'Gainst Britain's insolent dominion, “ (As swore the one-eyed Carthaginian 66 Against Rome's peace ;—nor deem, applied “ This simile, to your blind side) — .
Inveterate enmity to nourish, “ And shew, like Us, in actions currish, “ Who'd fire the globe, set hell in motion, “ To crush those tyrants of the ocean.
“ 'Tis well !-Our Mandate You've obey’d.“ Now, of Dependence, who's afraid ? “De Winter, see, the rogues have beat : “ You’re independent of your Fleet.“ Lo, to the South, their course they shape ! “ You’re independent of the Cape, “ Amboyna, Banda’s isles, Ceylon." (Who nutmegs wants, or cinnamon ?)
“ For Zealand and your Netherlands
“ Yet, one thing please to note beside, “ That France must be indemnified “ For these kind services she 's done ye: “ Stand and deliver, Sirs, your MONEY! “ Grudge it not Us who came so far “ To sell you assignats at par. 66 And, 'till sly RAMEL * knock' o' the head it, “ ENRICH'D YOU WITH OUR PAPER-CREDIT! “ We ask but-all that's in your chest; “ Pay that:—We'll trust you for the rest. “ Though you dared keep, ('till the Great Nation “ Effected your regeneration,) " To fight pro aris and pro focis, “ A STADTHOlder, beneath our noses. “ Down with your cash !~ Well; since you've " And beg you'll live content and easy “ 'Till, as OUR SPONGE, AGAIN we squeeze ye.”
done 't, “ We'll pocket it besides th' affront;
* French Minister of Finance.
The Horseleech * and her daughters twain, Saith Solomon, the life-blood drain Unsated, and athirst for more They cry, “ Give, give, da, da," encore. Here doubtless, in prophetic trance, Of THAT FELL HORSELEECH, MODERN France, The sapient writer had a glimpse, And saw her two accursed imps, Rapacity, and t’other daughter, Still more unconscionable, Slaughter: For 'though her reformation zeal Made of Sev'n Provinces a meal, Still rages, ne'er to be controll’d, Her appetite for blood and gold.Cold, temperate, and torrid clime Sees her infuriate lust of crime Burst ev'ry social bond, confound Order, spread insurrection round;
* The Horseleech hath two daughters, crying give, give, da, da,
Rob, outrage, massacre, and spoil
Yet Opposition France acquit, * “ The common enemy is Pitt," Justly abhorr’d by each New Whig Because he never cared a fig How much his martial provocation Incens’d their friends of the Great Nation. Yet ERSKINE will our ears be dinning + With “ France more sinn’d against than sinning,"—
* Whig Club, Freemason's Tavern.—Mr. Sheridan said, that Mr. Fox had delivered an excellent speech against the foreign enemy, and against “ the COMMON ENEMY, MR. Pitt." He dreaded the French more, on account of the provocations they had received from this government. Courier, May 2, 1798.
of Mr. Erskine assures us, that the French REPUBLIC is more sinned against than sinning.
Anti-Jacolin, December 25, 1797. « On this ground (his having given from their chair-" The “ Sovereignty of the People,”) his Majesty was advised, at a “ moment when it was thought that light from every quarter “ ought to be let in upon the councils of the kingdom,—TO “EXTINGUISH THE LIGHT of Mr. Fox. Put out the light, “ and then-What then?_To put down the recollection of “ the legitimate legal Sov'reignty of the People derived from “ the law and constitution of England."
“ Perhaps some men expected that consequenceI DE
And vent in egotistic prose his
" TERMINED to disappoint them.-On My Motion the « Club resolved. &c. &c. &c.”
Mr. Erskine's Speech.-Whig Club, March 5, 1799. * After the repeal of the Bill of Rights in the Sedition Bill, &c. &c. still less could I be surprized at any proceeding of the present government. After our experience of the system they have adopted in Ireland, which I have no doubt we should look at as a picture of the tyranny which they will introduce into England. Whether it be owing to the want of power, or the want of disposition in the body of the people of this country to resist this tyranny, I cannot pretend to deter