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Rise, pointed rocks, arise, Assaulted by the foaming surge; Sailors your flinty sides despise, When friendship, love, and honour urge.

Roar, thundering cannons, roar, Death-dealing bullets whistle round; Let cowards wish themselves on shore,

A British Sailor loves the sound.

THE PLOUGHMAN'S DITTY; Being an Answer to the Question,

What have the Poor to Lose?

To the Tune of-He that has the best Wife.

BECAUSE I'm but poor,

And slender's my store.

That I've nothing to lose is the cry, Sir; Let who will declare it,

I vow I can't bear it,

I give all such praters the lie, Sir.

Tho' my house is but small,
Yet to have none at all,
Won'd sure be a greater distress, Sir;

Shall my garden so sweet,
And my orchard so neat,
Be the prize of a foreign oppressor?

On Saturday night
'Tis still my delight,

With my wages to run home the faster;
But if Frenchmen rule here,

I may look far and near, But I never shall find a pay-master.

I've a dear little wife, Whom I love as my life; To lose her I shou'd not much like, Sir; And 'twou'd make me run wild To see my sweet child With its head on the point of a pike, Sir.

I've my Church toŋ to save,
And will go to my grave

In detence of a Church that's the best,
Sir;

I've a King too, God bless him, Let no man oppress him, For none as he ever opprest, Sir.

British laws for my guard, My cottage is barr'd, "Tis safe in the light or the dark, Sir; If the 'Squire shou'd oppress,

I get instant redress, My orchard's as safe as his park, Siŕ. My cot is my throne, What I have is my own, And what is my own I will keep, Sir; Should BONEY come now, Tis true I may plough, But I'm sure that I never shall reap, Sir.

Now do but reflect

What I have to protect, Then doubt if to fight I shall choose, Sic

King, Church, Babes, and Wife, Laws, Liberty, Life, Now tell me I've nothing to lose, Sir.

Then I'll beat my ploughshare To a sword or a spear, And rush on these desperate men, -Sir; Like a lion I'll fight,

That my spear, now so bright, May soon turn to a ploughshare again, Sir.

Traveller.

TO BONAPARTE. Sure Nappy you've a cruel heart,

And most unfeeling soul, For not content to bone a part,

You mean to bone the whole: But build not Castles in the air,

Nor let vain hopes deceive, For Daddy John has set a snare,

Where none can take-French leave!

THE END.

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