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1605 and Since : Poem - Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations

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Oh! in ye yeare sixteen nought five
On ye fifth day of Novembre,
Was planned a dark and desperate deed
Which we should all remembre.

Ye plotte it was to kill ye King,
With his Parliament around him;
Ye plotter tho’ was caught and foiled,
And with strong cords they bound him.

He met a well-deserved fate
‘Midst general execration,
For all good men such evil deeds
Do hold in detestation.

And now in Lewes town each year
Is held a celebration,
Of ye King’s escape, and ye plotte that failed,
And ye miscreant’s frustration.

And so we sing God Save ye King!
And give God thanks that we
Who dwell in Merrie England
From Popish bonds are free.

1605 and Since : Lewes, November 1911 W.C.
From the East Sussex News, Friday 3rd November 1911.

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