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AN ADMONITION AGAINST SWEARING, ADDRESSED TO AN OFFICER IN THE ARMY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O that the muse might call, without offence
Last Line: But, for the king of king's sake, do not swear.
Subject(s): Curses


O THAT the muse might call, without offence,
The gallant soldier back to his good sense!
His temp'ral field so cautious not to lose;
So careless quite of his eternal foes.
Soldier! so tender of thy prince's fame,
Why so profuse of a Superior Name?
For the king's sake the brunt of battles bear;
But, for the King of King's sake, DO NOT SWEAR.





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