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THE COMMONWEALTH.                                                437
King George," in A Collection of State Songs, Poems, £c, that have been •pub­lished since the Rebellion, and sung at the several Mug-houses in the cities of London and Westminster, 1716.
The copy of the ballad in Mr. Payne Collier's Collection is entitled " The King enjoys hia own again. To be joyfully sung with its own proper sweet tune." The burthen of that, and of the Eoxburghe copy, is " When the King comes home in peace again," instead of "enjoys his own again," as in The Loyal Q-arland. Neither of the ballads has any date or publisher's name; and therefore both were in all probability, privately printed during the civil war. The Roxburghe copy has " God save the King, Amen," in large letters at the end.
There's neither Swallow, Dove, nor Dade,*      The man in the moon may wear out his shoou,
Can soar more high, or deeper wade;               By running after Charles his wain :
Nor shew a reason from the stars,                     But all's to no end, for the times will not mend
What causeth peace or civil wars:                    Till the King, &c.
• Booker, Pond, Rivers, Swallow, Dove, Dade, and      printed in 1711, entitled "The ballad of The King thall
Hammond, whose namea are mentioned in the ballad,      enjoy his own again ; with alearned comment thereupon."
were all astrologers and almanack-makers. Ritson copies      The account there given of Booker does not agree with
his notei about Booker and others from a small jjamphlet      that of William Lilly, quoted in a note to Dodsley's Old







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