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The Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland, saved the two kingdoms

A Huge Sum At the Gun-powder Plot, Guy Fawkes covered his powder with fagots of

Witch-hazel Baronets were first created by James I., that his subjects might not be

Cheated Hindostan was first settled by the English, who went there to

Teach the Heathen. Cape Horn was discovered by Le Maire and Schouten

of Holland, under the patronage of A Dutch Doge. When the Thirty Years' War commenced, Gustavus

Adolphus conquered many A Dutch Thief. The Long Parliament assembled, the members seating themselves in the national

Chairs. The Assembly of Divines that met at Westminster, in

vested their proceedings with a kind of Charm. At the Peace of Westphalia, and end of the thirty years'

war, the military officer was succeeded by the Sheriff. Charles I. King of England, was beheaded, by an axe

Sharp. The Quaker Sect had its rise, and was looked upon with a great deal of

Jealousy. Charles II. hid himself in an oak tree at Bascobel, the tree serving as

A Shield The Long Parliament was dissolved by Cromwell, who

turned every member out of his Jolly Home. When Drury Lane Theatre was built, it afforded better amusement than

A Show in China. When the Royal Society was instituted, it had some

members that were as learned as Sage Genii. The Great plague in London, was more to be dreaded, than a confinement in

A Huge Jail. The Great fire in London, caused more confusion than would the blunders of

A Dutch Judge. The Cabal ministry of England, was perhaps a com


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The Habeas Corpus Act was passed, perhaps for the

purpose of releasing from prison, some Jockey Boy. The Whig and Tory Parties took their rise, and were led by different

Chiefs. The Rye-house plot gave the conspirators

A Showy Fame. The Palace of Versailles, finished by Louis XIV., was a job worthy of his

Achieving The Revolution in England, was by William III. of

Holland, who inspired his armies with A Dutch Fife. The Massacre at Glencoe, was by an army of men each one carrying

A Huge Weapon When the Bachelor's tax was first levied, the old maids had a grand

Jubilee. The Peace of Ryswick, was perhaps made on board

Shipping. Captain Kid commenced his piracies, in

A Ship on the Wave. Charles XII. of Sweden commenced his reign, and reigned with great

Success. When Prussia was erected into a kingdom, the people

Taxed The War of the Spanish Succession commenced, by ringing a loud

Tocsin Gibraltar was captured by the English, during

A Gay Sea-war. St. Petersburgh was founded by Peter the Great, Czar of Russia, who is styled the

Gay Czar. St. Paul's Church in London was built, and surrounded by

Gates, The Treaty of Utrecht, was negotiated, in a political

Academy. The South Sea bubble bursting, ruined thousands, and swallowed up their hard earned

Guineas. The Methodist Sect was founded by Wesley, who had meetings in the form of

A Camp.


Lord Anson was sent with a fleet to the South Seas, where he had an extensive

Cruise. The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, followed a war that took many a soldier to his

Grave. The Kingdom of Afghanistan was founded, perhaps by some

Gay Arab. The Ruins of Herculaneum were discovered, in a coun. try where they raise the

Grape. The British Museum was established, in a building that is supported by many

A Column The Great Earthquake at Lisbon, pitched the whole city into

A Gullyhole. Minorca was captured by the French, from the

English. The 146 Englishmen were confined in the Black Hole

at Calcutta, and there compelled to Go and Lodge. The Jesuits were expelled from Portugal, for being suspected of a design to

Take Life. The Voyages of Admiral Byron were in the Pacific, where he landed on many

A Gay Shore. In the War in India, the British defeated Hyder Ali,

A Gay Jockey. When Blackstone's Commentaries were published, law

yers received for their services A Cash Fee. When Captain Cook sailed on his first voyage of discovery, he saw in

savage countries many A Gay Chief Poland was divided. by Russia, Prussia, etc., and a

small tract left that was shaped like A Decagon The Jesuits' Order was suppressed by Pope Clement

XIV., who had more power than any King at Home. The Wesleyan Missionary Society being founded, the

Missionaries to visit the heathen had to Go a Voyage. When La Perouse made his last discoveries, he concluded to

Take a Voyage. The French Revolution began, led by many

A Gay Fop.


La Fayette was confined in the prison of Olmutz, in a room not much larger than

A Cabin Louis XVI. King of France, and his Queen were be

headed, after they had tried to Escape from Home. When Kosciusko the Polish patriot was overthrown, he fell from the height of

A Gay Power. Mungo Park departed for Africa, concluding he would travel in Egypt, and

Take the Pashaw. Bonaparte was appointed to the command of the army in

Italy, and furnished with a splendid Equipage. La Fayette was released from the prison of Olmutz, to save him the trouble of

Escaping. The Treaty of Campo Formio, was after several armies had been

Equipping. In Bonaparte's Expedition to Egypt, he fed his armies

Thick Beef. After the Irish Rebellion broke out, the rebels were requested to

Go and Behave. Seringapatam was taken by storm by Lord Cornwallis, to

whom their ramparts were as weak as A Cob-web. Bonaparte was installed First Consul, without the assistance of

A Duke or a Pope. Bonaparte crossed the Alps, and found the mountains colder than

A Heavy Ice-house. The Peace of Amiens, was after a war that may be called

A Heavy Sin. Austria was erected into an Empire, and, for a while was governed by

A Viceroy. When Napoleon was crowned Emperor of France, he was a distinguished

Officer. The Confederation of the Rhine was formed, in a manner that would

Edify a Sage. The Abolition of the Slave trade in England, put a stop among slaves to much

Heavy Usage. The Decree of Milan issued by Napoleon, made some of his

Foes Go Away.

At the Convention of Cintra in Spain, each diplomatist had to

Face a Foe. Napoleon divorced Josephine, and married Maria Louisa, after he had been in many

Fights. When Napoleon entered Moscow, he did not have to

Fight Any. At Napoleon's passage of the Beresina, he

Fought with Ney. When St. Sebastian was stormed and taken by Lord

Wellington, the Spaniards had A Fight at Home. The Jesuits' Order was restored by Pope Pius VII., who was a very pious

Father. The Legion of Honor was instituted by Napoleon, who was of that order, the

Father. Napoleon retired to Elba, after he had been in many

A Fight and War. The Holy Alliance of European Sovereigns at St. Petersburgh, was conducted very

Devoutly. Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, and banished to St. Helena, after he had

Fought Well. Marshal Ney was shot, after being tried by the Chamber of Peers, whose decision was

Fatal When Young Napoleon was created Duke of Reitchstadt, he was a little

Fat Boy. When Napoleon died at St. Helena, it was looked upon

A Sad Event. At the Massacre of Greeks in the Island of Scio, by

the Turks, they declared they would Save No One. Lotteries were abolished in England, or brought to

A Finish. When Captain Parry sailed on his first Polar Expedition, he had many

An Icy Evening. The Roman Catholic Relief bill was passed by the British Parliament, to

Save the Unhappy. Since Belgium was declared Independent, that Republic has become quite



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