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THE FATE OF JOHN BURGOYNE.
To Hampton Court he first repairs, To kiss great George's hand, sirs,
Then to harangue on state affairs, Before he left the land, sirs.
The " lower house " sat mute as mouse, To hear his grand oration;
And " all the peers " with loudest cheers, Proclaim'd him to the nation.
Then off he went to Canada,
Next to Ticonderoga, And quitting those, away he goes,
Straightway to Saratoga.
With great parade his march he made, To gain his wished for station,
When far and wide his minions hied, To spread his " Proclamation."
To such as staid he offers made, Of " pardon on submission;
But savage bands should waste the lands Of all in opposition."