Whigs and Empire

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James Thomson (1700-1748)
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Rule Britannia (1740) When Britain first, at heaven’s command, Arose from out the azure main This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sang this strain: “Rule, Britannia , rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.” * * * * The Muses, still with freedom found, Shall to thy happy coast repair; Blest isle! With matchless beauty crowned, And manly hearts to guard the fair. “Rule, Britannia , rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.” (1-6; 27-32)
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The “National Song”
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The Black Watch
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The French and Indian War
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Death of Wolfe at Quebec, 1759 (Benjamin West, 1770)
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India under the Mughals
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Clive of India (Plassey, 1757)
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Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1751) Let not ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course E 316K taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas.

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