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REIGN OF CHARLES II. TO WILMAM III.                              567
Tne tune is in The Quakers, and other ballad operas; also in Pills to purge Melancholy, 2. 5. 1719, with the words. It is there entitled, " A new song, inscribed to the brave Men of Kent, made in honour of the nobility and gentry of ttat renowned and ancient county."
Some of the stanzas are still sung at social public meetings in the county of Kent, and others have been added from time to time.
The hardy stout freeholders, That knew the tyrant near,
In girdles, and on shoulders, A grove of oaks did bear:
Whom when he saw in battle draw, And thought how he might need 'em ;
He turn'd his arms, allow'd their terms, Complete with noble freedom.

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