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First Line: God bless the king, I mean the faith's defender
Last Line: God bless us all!--that's quite another thing.
Variant Title(s): Extempore Verses;to An Officer In The Army;extempore Intended To Allay The Violence Of Party Spirit;which Is Which;an Admonition Against Swearing: To The Same
Subject(s): Politics & Government


GOD bless the king!--I mean the Faith's Defender;
God bless (no harm in blessing) the Pretender!
But who Pretender is, or who is King,
God bless us all!--that's quite another thing.





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