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THE COMMONWEALTH.                                           427
2.   A satirical song by Lord Rochester (Harl. MSS., 6913, p. 267)— *' Send forth, dear Julian, all thy books Let all the ladies read their own,
Of scandal, large and wide,                        The men their failings see,
That ev'ry knave that in 'em looks            From Nell to him that treads the throne,
May see himself describ'd.                           Then Hey, hoys, up go we."
3.   " The Popish Tory's Confession; or, An Answer to the Whig's Exalta­tion," &c. " A pleasant new song to the tune of Hey, hoys, up go we." (Douce Coll., 182) ; beginning—
" ' Down with the' Whigs, we'll now grow We'll make the Roundheads stoop to us,
Let's cry out " Pull them down," [wise, For we their betters be, liy that we'll rout the Good old cause, We'll pull down all their pride with speed,
And mount one of our own.                         Such Tories now are we."
This is on Papists calling themselves Tories (printed by J. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray, T. Passinger, and M. Coles, b.l., temp. Charles II.) ; and is pre-coded by eleven long lines, of which the following six contain the usual derivation of " Tory " :— " No honest man, who king and state does love, Will of a name so odious approve, Which_/h??» the worst of Irish thieves at first Had its beginning, and with blood was nurst. Which shews it is of a right Popish breed, As in their own confession you may read." 4 and 5. The last line perhaps alludes to " The Tories' Confession; or, A merry song in Answer to the Whig's Exaltation: To the tune of Forty-one." A copy of this (London, T. H., 1682) is in Mr. Halliwell's Collection, Cheetham Library (No. 3010), as well as "A new ballad from Whig-land," to the same air (No. 1045).
6.   " The City's thankes to Southwarke for giving the army entrance" (Sep. 1, 1647)— " We thank you more than we can say,
But 'tis the cleane contrary way." This is among the King's Pamphlets, and reprinted in Wright's Political Ballads, Percy Soc, No. 90, p. 70.
7.   " The Thames uncas'd; or, The Waterman's Song upon the thaw. To the tune of Hey, loys, up go we." Commencing—
" Come, ye merry men all, of Waterman's Hall," See Old Ballads illustrating the Great Frost of 1683-4, Percy Soc, No. 42, p. 30. S. "Advice to Batchelors; or, The Married Man's Lamentation." Com­mencing—                  " You batchelors that single are, May lead a happy life." !). "The good Fellow's Consideration; or, The bad Husband's Amend­ment," &c,— " Lately written by Thomas Lanfiere, Of Watchat town in Somersetshire." (Roxburghe Coll., ii. 195. " Printed for P. Brooksby.")
10. " The good Fellow's Frolick; or, Kent Street Club. To the tune of Hey, boys, up go we; Seaman's mournful bride; or The fair one let me in. Beginning— " Here's a crew of jovial blades
That lov'd the nut-brown ale."—.(Rox. Coll., ii. 198.)







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