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Such grofs delufions could not pass
But gold defiles with frequent touch ;
While he his utmost strength apply'd,
AN EXCELLENT NEW SONG: 1711.
BEING THE INTENDED SPEECH OF
A FAMOUS ORATOR AGAINST PEACE *.
N Orator dismal of Nottinghamsire,
Who has forty years let out his conscience to hire,
* The lord treasurer having hinted a wish one evening that a ballad might be made on the earl of Nortingham; this song was written and printed the next morning.
He has vamp'd an old speech, and the court, to their
Τ Η Ε
S P E ECH.
WHEREAS, notwithstanding, I am in great pain, To hear we are making a peace without Spain ; But, most noble Senators, 'tis a great shame, There should be a peace, while I'm Not-in-game. The duke shew'd me all his fine house; and the dutchefs From her closet brought out a full purse in her clutches, I talk'd of a peace, and they both gave
a start, His grace
swore by G-d, and her grace let a f-t: My long old-fabion'd pocket was presently cramm'd; And sooner than vote for a peace I'll be damn’d.
But some will cry Turn-coat, and rip up old stories, How I always pretended to be for the. Tories : I answer; the Tories were in my good graces, Till all my relations were put into places. But still I 'm in principle ever the fame, And will quit my best friends, while I'm Not-in-gamko
When I and some others subscribed our names To a plot for expelling my master king James ;
I withdrew my subscription by help of a blot,
I swore to the Queen, that the prince of Hanover
Now my new benefactors have brought me about,
THE WINDSOR PROPHECY*. 1711. WHEN a holy black Swede, the son of Bobt,
With a faint I at his chin, and a seal 1 at his fob, Shall not see one s New-year's-day in that year, Then let old Englond make good chear : Windsor | and Bristow | then shall be Joined together in the Low-countree ll. Then shall the tall black Daventry Bird ** Speak against peace right many a word ;
* It is said, that Queen Anne had nominated Dr. Swift to an English bishoprick; which was opposed by Dr. Sharp, archbishop of York, and the dutchess of somerset, who had prevailed on his grace to go with her to the queen to lay aside the nomination, which her majesty refused; but, the dutchess falling on her knees, and fhewing the above prophecy to her majesty, the bishoprick was given to another. See p. 93.
+ Dr. John Robinson, bishop of Bristol, one of the plenipotentiaries at Utrecht.
He was dean of Windsor, and lord privy seal.
$ The New Style (which was not used in GreatBritain and Ireland till 1752) was then observed in most parts of Europe. The bishop set out from England the latter end of December, O. S.; and, on his arrival at Utrecht, by the variation of the style, he found January somewhat advanced.
| Alluding to the deanry and bishoprick being possessed by the same person, then at Utrecht. ** Earl of Nottingham.
And some shall admire his conying wit,
* The dutchess of Somerset.
+ Thomas Thynne of Longleate, efq; a gentleman of very great estate, married the above lady after the death of her first husband Henry Cavendish earl of Ogle, only son to Henry duke of Newcastle, to whom he had been betrothed in her infancy.
1 Count Koningsmark.
Lady Malham's maiden name was Hill.