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Written for my Son to his Master, on the Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

1 Is what we owe great William then
2 Forgotten by ungrateful Men?
3 And has His Fame run out its Date,
4 Who snatch'd us from the Brink of Fate?
5 Else, why should Scholars, Sir, I pray,
6 Be Prisners on this glorious Day;
7 When Nassau's Arms, by Heav'n's Decree,
8 Devoted it to Liberty?

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Title (in Source Edition): Written for my Son to his Master, on the Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: politics; monarchy (heads of state); Ireland; history
Genres: epigram
References: DMI 11542

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Poems on Several Occasions. London: Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735, p. 98. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 523; Foxon p. 45)

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