The Mottos Translated.
A New Union Song
The Gentleman's Magazine, LXXV (August 1805), p. 752
Come GEORGE and come DAVID, come ANDREW and PAT,
To the wars now with speed let's repair;
The Rose, Thistle, and Shamrock, shall wave in each hat,
And the Leek will not fail to be there.
Our foes with insulting bravados have dar'd
Ev'n to threaten our peaceful retreat;
Should they come, 'tis the vanquish'd alone will be spar'd;
But opposers must fall at our feet.
When Harry the Fifth march'd his legions to France,
There to conquer in Agincourt's field,
'Twas then SINGLE-HANDED he dar'd to advance.
Yet proud Gallia was forced to yield.
St. George is on horse; see, he points to the plains,
Where St. Andrew leads on without fear;
St. Patrick's bold heroes the centre sustains,
And St. David's ennobles the read.