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2.   "A song to the tune of Gome, Jolly Bacchus, god of wine." Two stanzas.
" Come, gallant Vernon, come, and prove
How firm your friends are here, Sir ; Supported by the Public Love,
You will have nought to fear, Sir. Soon shall mistaken boasters know That we can still some virtue shew, Resolved to ward corruption's blow,
And check its swift career, Sir."
3.   " A new song made on board the Salamander, Privateer."
" Come, let's drink a health to George our King, And all his brave Commanders : Another glass let us then toss off, To the valiant Salamander," &c.
4.    "A Jigg danc'd in the Schoole of Venus, or the Three-penny Hops, burlesqu'd by Mr. John Vernham;" commencing—
" 0 how I doat upon that lass."
Let lovers whine, and statesmen think,
Always void of pleasure; And let the miser hug his chink,
Destitute of pleasure: But we like sons of mirth and bliss, Obtain the height of happiness, Whilst brimmers flow with juice like this,
In the midst of pleasure.
Thus, mighty Bacchus, shalt thou be
Guardian to our pleasure; That under thy protection we
May enjoy new pleasure; And as the hours glide away, We'll iu thy name invoke their stay, And sing thy praises, that we may Live and die in pleasure !

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