Canto 3

Lud. Du Guernier inv. C. Du Bosc sculp.

RAPE of the LOCK.


CLOSE by those Meads for ever crown’d with Flow’rs, Where Thames with Pride surveys his rising Tow’rs, There stands a Structure of Majestick Fame, Which from the neighb’ring Hampton takes its Name. Here Britain’s Statesmen oft the Fall foredoom Of Foreign Tyrants, and of Nymphs at home; Here Thou, great Anna! whom three Realms obey, Dost sometimes Counsel take—and sometimes Tea.
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