The Oracle Consulted
The Gentleman's Magazine, LXXIII (August 1803), p. 762
The Anti-Gallican, (1804), p. 141
The Hull Packet (July 1, 1805)
What's a Frenchman?—Slavery's fool.
What's a Briton?—Freedom'stool,
Form'd to curb despotic rule—
Fit with any foe to cope.
What's the Frenchman's view?—Invasion—
If he find a fair occasion.
What the Briton's?—Full persuasion
That he'll blast the Frenchman's hope.
What's the Frenchman's pleasure?—Plunder,
What the Briton's?—Naval thunder,
That shall make the Frenchman wonder,
If he dare insult our strand.
What's the end?—To Frenchmen—madness,
Disappointment, shame, and sadness:
But to Britons—Glory, gladness,
Safety in their native land.