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Poem by David Sillar


Song IV


         Composed for June 4th, 1787.
         Tune, The Lilies of France.

I.

Let Britons rejoice in the prospect of peace,
When freedom shall reign, and oppression shall cease:
When tyrants their powr shall be forcd to lay down,
And liberty smile from the cot to the crown.

	CHORUS

	Drink success to freedom,
	Till tyrannys brought down:
	And liberty smile
	From the cot to the crown.

II.

A nation in bondage can never be brave;
Then Britons detest the mean name of a slave;
And rouse like old heroes, till liberty smile
Alike thro all parts of the great British isle.

	CHORUS

	Drink success to freedom,
	Till tyrannys brought down:
	And liberty smile
	From the cot to the crown.

III.

A health to the King, may he long rule the state,
Assisted by men who are good as theyre great;
Till freedom and friendship their intrests entwine,
And faction and party are forcd to resign.

	CHORUS

	Drink success to freedom,
	Till tyrannys brought down:
	And liberty smile
	From the cot to the crown.



David Sillar


David Sillar's other poems:
  1. Epistle to J**N G****E, a Famous Theologist and Astronomer
  2. Epistle to the Critics
  3. Verses, Occasioned by a Reply to Burns Calf by an Unco Calf
  4. Epistle to R. Burns
  5. Money Makes the Mare to Go


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