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And in " He that is a clear Cavalier," the first stanza ends— " Freeborn in liberty we'll ever be, Sing Vive le Roy." Again, in A Joco-serious Discourse, by George Stuart, 1686, a welcome to James II.,—" the harmonious spheres sound Vive le Roy" (p. 3).
Among Mr. Halliwell's Collection of Ballads is "England's Honour and London's Glory, -with the manner of proclaiming Charles the Second King of England, this eighth of May, 1660, by the Honourable the two Houses of Par­liament, Lord Generall Monk, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Counsell of the City. The tune is Vive la Roy." London, printed for William Gilbertson. It begins—             " Come hither, friends, and listen unto me,
And hear what shall now related be;" and the burden is—" Then let us Bing, boyes, God save the King, boyes, Drink a good health, and sing Vive le Roy."

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