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Patriotism

Invasion

(8) Invasion

         INVASION.

            A NEW SONG.

BRITONS ! cease your long forbearing,
Let insults fire your gen'rous blood ;
Arouse, arouse ! to martial daring,
And deeds of noble hardihood.

                  2.

Proud Frenchmen brave us---quick assemble,
Join BRITANNIA's patriot band ;
Make these boasting Frenchmen tremble,
If they dare invade our land.

                  3.

FREEDOM ever held her station
On this happy favour'd Isle ;
FREEDOM calls ye ; rouse, brave Nation !
Cease the works of Peace awhile.

                  4.

Shall Frenchmen threaten our enslaving ?
Shall slaves in BRITAIN e'er be found ?
Shall Gallic banners, proudly waving,
E'er be fix'd on British ground ?

                  5.

Now I mark your hearts' quick motion ;
Yes, let them come, I hear you cry ;
Yes, let them pass our subject ocean ;
Yes, let them come, they come to die.

                  6.

Come, Bonaparte, tyrant savage !
Thy armies marshal on our coast ;
Awhile thy slaves our fields may ravage,
But ruin soon shall whelm thy host.

                  7.

Gallant comrades ! think of CRESSY,
And ABOUKIR'S well-fought field ;
Departed heroes' shades will bless ye,
Whilst the avenging sword you wield.

                  8.

Quick, ye gen'rous youths assemble,
Join BRITANNIA'S patriot band,
Make these boasting Frenchmen tremble,
If they dare invade our land.
Greenwich.                                         H. P

One Halfpenny each, or 50 for 1s. 6d. or 2s. 6d. per Hundred,
for distribution.—Printed for J. GINGER, 169, Piccadilly ;
where a variety of Patriotic Hand-Bills and Songs may be had.
WHEELER, Printer, Wardour Street, Soho.

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