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ON THE RIGHT HONORABLE GENERAL C——Y LOSING HIS ELECTION FOR BURY ST. EDMUND'S.

1 An humble muse presumes thy worth to boast,
2 Says D——'s conquer'd, and that C——y lost;
3 Still thou dost triumph in the noblest part,
4 Still doth preserve the generous patriot's heart;
5 Thy principles, great Chief, exalt thy fame,
6 And ever shall immortalize thy name;
7 For ever lov'd, distinguish'd must thou be,
8 For brightest virtues ever shone in thee;
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9 Thy noble acts are well in Britain known,
10 And generous friendship marks thee for her own;
11 Then glory, C——y in this seeming fall,
12 Thou risest still superior over all:
13 The day will dawn when Britain's sons shall see
14 Their noblest privileges prized by thee;
15 Thou like the sun in yonder western skies,
16 Only declin'st, more gloriously to rise.

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    Title (in Source Edition): ON THE RIGHT HONORABLE GENERAL C——Y LOSING HIS ELECTION FOR BURY ST. EDMUND'S.
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    Kelly, Isabella, 1759-1857. Collection of Poems and Fables on Several Occasions. London: W. Richardson, 1794, pp. 39-40. 72p. (ESTC T122123) (Page images digitized from a copy at the British Library.)

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