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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 11/From Robert Harley to Jonathan Swift, John Arbuthnot, Alexander Pope, John Gay - 2

MORE LINES OF HUMOUR, BY LORD TREASURER.


April 14, 1714.


I HONOUR the men, sir,
Who are ready to answer,
When I ask them to stand by the queen;
In spite of orâtors,
And blood thirsty praters,
Whose hatred I highly esteem.
Let our faith's defender
Keep out every pretender,
And long enjoy her own;
Thus you four, five,
May merrily live,
Till faction is dead as a stone.