Battle of the Boyn, or, King William crossing the Boyn Water (1)/Let Ambition Fire thy Mind
Let AMBITION FIRE thy MIND.
LE T ambition fire thy mind,
thou wert born o'er men to reign,
Not to follow flocks deſign'd;
ſcorn thy crook, and leave the plain.
Crowns I'll throw beneath thy feet,
thou on necks of kings ſhall tread;
Joys incircling, joys ſhall meet,
which way e'er thy fancy lead.
Let not ſpoils of empire fright;
toils of empire pleaſure are:
Thou ſhalt only know delight,
all the joy, but not the care.
Shepherd, if thou'lt yield the prize,
for the bleſſings I beſtow,
Joyful I'll aſcend the ſkies,
happy thou ſhalt reign below.
This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.