Pigs' meat; or, lessons for the swinish multitude: Published in weekly penny numbers, collected by the poor man's advocate (an old veteran in the cause of freedom) in the course of his reading for more than twenty years. Intended to promote among the labouring part of mankind proper ideas of their situation, of their importance, and of their rights. And to convince them that their forlorn condition has not been entirely overlooked and forgotten, nor their just cause unpleaded, neither by their maker not by the best and most enlightened of men in all ages. [pt.1]
Spence, Thomas, 1750-1814.
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FROM SPENCE's RIGHTS OF MAN.

A SONG, to be sung at the Commencement of the Milen∣nium, when there shall be neither Lords nor Landlords, but God and Man will be all in all.

FIRST PRINTED IN THE YEAR 1782.

Tune, "God save the King."
1
HARK! how the trumpet's sound *
Proclaims the land around
The Jubilee!
Tells all the poor oppress'd,
No more they shall be cess'd,
Nor landlords more molest
Their property.
2.
Rents t' ourselves now we pay,
Dreading no quarter day,
Fraught with distress.
Welcome that day draws near,
For then our rents we share ,
Earth's rightful lords we are
Ordain'd for this.
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How hath the oppressor ceas'd,
And all the world releas'd
From misery!
The fir-trees all rejoice,
And cedars lift their voice,
Ceas'd now the FELLER's noise,
Long rais'd by thee.
4.
The sceptre now is broke,
Which with continual stroke
The nations smote!
Hell from beneath doth rise,
To meet thy lofty eyes,
From the most pompous size,
How brought to nought!
5.
Since then this Jubilee
Sets all at Liberty
Let us be glad.
Behold each man return
To his possession
No more like doves to mourn
By landlords sad!