Slavery in Miniature/The Comforter

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Slavery in Miniature  (1745) 
The Comforter


AS after Storms, the Sun more bright appears,
That Joy is greatest which is rais'd by Fears
Adversity makes Men more fond of Wealth,
Who hath no Sickness, prizeth not his Health.
A Scene of Woe adds Pleasure to our Joys,
Still to be happy, Happiness destroys;
This long has been thrice happy Britain's Case,
Indulg'd with Plenty, Liberty and Peace,
'Till late involv'd in this intestine War,
Which we unus'd to, think it more severe.
Yet if true Subjects cordially unite
Our daring Foes shall soon be put to flight,
And Peace and Plenty all our Toils requite.
Such base pretending Rebels can't withstand,
Great GEORGE's Force, and William's brave Command.
O may his Valour with his Years advance,
Old England's Glory, and a Dread to France.
The Scourge of Spain, the Terror of all those
That now does Britain's Happiness oppose:
And then we shall in future Annals see,
That more than Marlbro' was, shall Will'am be.