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V.

Next in lollop'd Sandwich,* with negligent

grace,

For the sake of a lounge, not for love of a place, Quoth he, "Noble captain, your fleets now shall nick it,

"For I'll sit at your board, when at leisure from Cricket."

VI.

Derry down, &c.

The circle divides-who could fill such a space But Broadbottom Cotton's + broad rump, and broad face?

The King turn'd-let a f-t, which he strove for to smother,

-'Twas only Bum Royal saluting his brother. Derry down, &c.

*The Earl of Sandwich. + Sir John Hinde Cotton,

VII.

Cries Jackey, "Great Sir, since I'm nam'd Chambermaid.

"I henceforth will bely what I've hitherto said, "Of Hogsheads to James I have drank not a few,

"But now paid, I will drink full as many to

you."

Derry down, &c.

VIII.

Quoth Philips* "No Roman the Welch could

subdue,

"But behold, Sir, I yield to your money-not you;

"Henceforth let Sir William † assert, if he can, "That his honest true Britons are true to a

man."

Derry down, &c.

*Sir John Philips. + Sir William Young.

IX.

Next Pitt who has lately commenc'd to be loyal, Stood shiv'ring like Pelham, expecting kick

royal;

He star'd, and he gap'd, and a speech would have made,

But only could say," I'm not us'd to the

trade."

Derry down, &c.

X.

Gods! how we're perplex'd by promotions and

claims !

I'd sing of new measures, I'm sick of new

names,

To write of fresh Placemen each year was a

folly,

I'm tir'd of the text-leave the subject to

Colley.

Derry down, &c.

1

THE

LESSONS FOR THE DAY.

1742.

THE FIRST LESSON.

Here beginneth the First Chapter of the Book of Preferment.

I.

NOW it came to pass in the 15th year of the reign of George the king, in the 2nd month, on the 10th day of the month at Even, that a deep sleep came upon me, the visions of the night possessed my spirit, I dreamed, and behold Robert the minister came in unto the king, and besought him saying:

II.

O king, live for ever! let thy throne be established from generation to generation! but behold now the power which thou gavest

unto thy servant is at an end, the Chippenham Election is lost, and the enemies of thy servant triumph over him.

III.

Wherefore now I pray thee, if I have found favour in thy sight, suffer thy servant to depart peace, that my soul may bless thee.

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IV.

And when he had spoken these words, he resigned unto the king his place of first Lord of the Treasury, his Chancellorship of the Exchequer, and all his other preferments.

V.

And great fear came upon Robert, and his heart smote him, and he fled from the assembly of the people, and went up into the Sanctuary, and was safe.

* The first symptom of the dissolution of Sir R. Walpole's Administration was, the losing his friends in ballotting for a Committee to try the merits of the Chippenham Election.

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