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194
THE GAMESTER.
The haughty great George then to peace is now prone; A bully when matched soon can alter his tone ; 'Tis the act of a Briton to bluster and threaten; Hangs his tail like a spaniel, when handsomely beaten.
Charge your glasses lip high, to brave Washington sing, To the union so glorious the whole world shall ring; May their councils in wisdom and valor unite, And the men2 ne'er be wrong, who yet so far are right.
The great Doctor Franklin the next glass must claim,
Whose electrical rod strikes terror and shame;
Like Moses, who caused Pharaoh's heart-strings to
grumble, Shock'd George on his throne, his magicians made humble.
To Gates and to Arnold, with bumpers we'll join,
And to all our brave troops who took gambling Burgoyne.
May their luck still increase, as they've turn'd up one
Jack, To cut and turn up all the knaves in the pack.3
1 Complained he was cheated, and pompously talks. " Though the articles of convention were fully adjusted, signed and exchanged, by those appointed for the purpose, and the hour stipulated by the par-






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