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ON THE FREQUENT REVIEW OF THE TROOPS, by                    
First Line: Reviews are gaudy shows - allowed
Last Line: "let causists tell us, if they can, / is england's welfare furthered?"
Alternate Author Name(s): M.
Subject(s): Death;england;fights;guns; "dead, The;english;


REVIEWS are gaudy shows—allowed,
And gay folks crowd about 'em,
Yet England ought not to be proud,
For she does best without 'em.

Ten thousand paltry fighting beaus
May chance to gain a battle;
But England buys the bloody clothes,
And all the guns that rattle.

But, when completed all the plan,
And all the people murdered,
Let casuists tell us, if they can,
Is England's welfare furthered?





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