Lines on the Accession of George III

1 The Old One's dead,
2 And in his stead,
3 The New One takes his place;
4 Then sing and sigh,
5 And laugh and cry,
6 With dismal cheerful face.


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Title (in Source Edition): Lines on the Accession of George III
Author: Thomas Gray
Genres: Song to David-stanza

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Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. Thomas Gray: English poems. Web. Oxford: Thomas Gray Archive, 2002.

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