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A Poetical Question concerning the Jacobites, sent to the Athenians.

1 'TWas nobly thought, and worthy still;
2 So I resolv't' employ my Loyal Quill.
3 Virtue, and our unequall'd Heroes praise!
4 What Theams more glorious can exact my Lays
5 William! A Name my Lines grow proud to bear!
6 A Prince as Great, and wondrous Good, as e're
7 The sacred Burden of a Crown did wear.
8 Resolve me, then, Athenians, what are those,
9 (Can there be any such?) You call his Foes?
10 His Foes, Curst word, and why they'd pierce his breast,
11 Ungrateful Vipers! where they warmly rest?


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Title (in Source Edition): A Poetical Question concerning the Jacobites, sent to the Athenians.
Themes: politics; war
Genres: heroic couplet; address

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Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737. Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, p. 27. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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