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An Equivocal Epitaph for Sir Robert


by George Bickham, 1743

But Bickham seems to have had Jacobite leanings.

The Vapour mild o'er each Committee crept;
Unfinish'd Treaties in each Office slept;
And Chief-less Armies doz'd out the Campaign;
And Navies yawn'd for Orders on the Main.

More on this another day.