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His chaplain fell to his wonted work, Cryed, ' Now for the King and the Duke of York !' He prayed like a Christian and fought like a Turk, With a thump, thump, etc.
Six thousand Dutch (a Low-Country dish) We sent to their own cozen the fish,
With a thump, etc. The rest into holes so tamely crawl That little Fanfan dar'd them all, Great Rupert's sloop is an admirall.
With a thump, thump, etc.
What Amsterdamnable cowards are these To boast that they were lords of the seas,
With a thump, etc. Their impudent Gazette proclaims How bravely they lock'd up the Thames ! But had no leave from Charles or James,
And therefore had a thump, thump, etc.
And now De Witt's new Holland Rump (Who rides the States) will burn to th' stump,
With a thump, etc.; For George in England once before Hath fir'd one Rump, and will do more, Till men and bells all Dutch-land o're
Sing rump, rump, etc.
Then let them invent some other cheat, Go hang their captains 'cause th' are beat
With a thump, etc. Let Monsieur and Myn Heer that snarls At our Soveraign and Royal Charles, Beware of Ruperts and Albemarles.
With a thump, thump, etc.
[Sir John Birkenhead.