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An Heroic Epistle to the Right Honourable the Lord Craven (3rd Ed.)

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Author: William Combe
Published: 1775
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,217 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 647
Added to site: 2007.09.03
mnybks.net#: 18103
Genre: Poetry
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his delivering the following SENTENCE at the COUNTY MEETING at ABINGDON, on TUESDAY November 7, 1775.

"I WILL HAVE IT KNOWN THERE IS RESPECT DUE TO A LORD."


"_Room for my LORD! Virtue stand by and bow._"

Churchill.


THE THIRD EDITION.


_LONDON:_

Printed for JOHN WHEEBLE, No. 22, Fleet-Street.

M,DCC,LXXVI.

AN

HEROIC EPISTLE

TO

LORD CRAVEN.

Too long have Britain's sons with proud disdain
Survey'd the gay Patrician's titled train,
Their various merit scann'd with eye severe,
Nor learn'd to know the peasant from the peer:
At length the Gothic ignorance is o'er,
And vulgar brows shall scowl on LORDS no more;
Commons shall shrink at each ennobled nod,
And ev'ry lordling shine a demigod:
By CRAVEN taught, the humbler herd shall know,
How high the Peerage, and themselves how low.
Illustrious Chief, your eloquence divine
Shall raise the whole right

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