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Broadside regarding the last speech of George Clerk
LAST SPEECH and DYING WORDS on the Scaffold and at Penny-
Tune?" Miller of Drone."
DEAR, dear Dundas, I'm fairly gone,
What will be done, my friend ?
And turn my enlarged mind.
Has heard us with great joy ;
I'm counted a bad boy.
No rotten borough can be had,
That I might tell my tale,
Even Nature's like to fail.
And I shall it fulfil;
But first I'll drink my fill.
Then without either fear or dread,
My honest friend, Dundas,
In view of Ossian's glass.
Into my well loved hall,*
* Ossian's Hall at Pennycuick House
I'll do the deed by Ossian's harp,
Then like unto friend Castlereagh,
I'll strike an arter vein,
That I may feel no pain.
And did the ugly deed,
And all his bloody seed.
O ! Satan, turn Clerk on a speet,
An upright speet, pray mind,
That you in h-ll can find,
For evermore, Amen,
Eternity of pain.
? Short weights to the poor, whose cry has been
Probable period of publication:
1820-1830 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.74(037)