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Lamented loss and death of the right honourable Sir Robert Peel, Bart MP

(11) Lamented loss and death of the right honourable Sir Robert Peel, Bart MP

The Lamented Loss and Death of the



Britannia ! Britannia ! what makes thee com-
Or why so, in sorrow relenting,
Old England is lost, we are borne down in
And the Nation in grief is lamenting ;
That excellent man—the pride of the land,
Whom every virtue possessed him,
Is gone to that Home, from whence no one
Our dear friend Sir Robert, God rest him.

The rich and the poor, all did him adore,
Admired, beloved, and lespected,
For his Country's right, he struggled with
And nothing by him was neglected ;
He nobly guided the helm of State,
The poor long has praised and bless'd him,
Now tears wet each eye, while in sorrow they
He is gone, is Sir Robert, God rest him

Sad, sad was the day, when misfortune that
From health, strength and vigour had toss'd
Upon the hard ground, to receive his death
Oh ! mourn ! mourn ! Britannia, we've lost
him ;
His equal again sure we never shall find,
For every goodness possessed him,
Britannia shall weep, by the tomb where he
The patriot, Sir Robert, God rest him.

Our Queen sighed in tears, when the tidings
she heard,
And her chldren with hearts full of sorrow,
Saying, England is done, oh ! where shall
we run,
To meet with his equal to morrow ;

He is not to be found upon England's ground,
Already, already, we've missed him,
Britannia deplore, we'll behold him no more,
The glory of England, God rest him.

Talk of Canning and Pitt, for their talents
and wit,
And all who upheld that high station
Oh ! been there has ne'er such a noble Premier
As Sir Robert before in the Nation ;
He'd by no one be said, he'd by no one be led,
No Government feared for to trust him,
In every way he carried the sway,
For the good of his Country, God rest him.

At sixty— years of age, cruel death did en-
Britannia to move from her station,
From her councils and land, call'd that excel-
lent man,
Sir Robert the pride of the Nation;
Oh ! the tears that were shed, by Sir Robert's
death bed,
Some hours before life had left him,
Caused hearts to complain in grief, sorrow,
and pain,
He is gone, is Sir Robert, God rest him.

In the tomb where he sleeps many thousands
will weep,
And his virtuous deeds lay before ye,
And he will receive in the regions of bliss,
A coronet braided with glory, ;
Though we part him with pain, its no use to
He is for ever gone and we've missed him,
In peace may he sleep, while Britannia does
For her servant Sir Robert, God rest him.

BIRT, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew Street,

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