1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Joseph Mawbey

A Boroughnian, "A Song (Tune, "God Save the King")" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (8 June 1774).



Long may a MAWBEY live,
Our representative,
Glory and boast;
May he for ever shine,
Bright in the patriot line,
Freedom we know's divine,
MAWBEY'S the toast!

Always for LIBERTY
Him in the senate see!
Upright and just;
Foe to court politics,
Spurning at dirty tricks,
On whom we've try'd we'll fix,
Staunch to his trust!

Oh, that each borough round,
May just like ours be found,
Right in their choice.
Then shall our members be,
What we've long wish'd to see,
Fam'd for integrity,
All of one voice.