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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
An Epigram
By John Byrom (1692–1763)
 
GOD bless the King! I mean the Faith’s Defender;
  God bless (no harm in blessing) the Pretender;
But who Pretender is, or who is King—
  God bless us all!—that’s quite another thing.
 
 
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