Give a Rouse

Original Text: 
Robert Browning, Dramatic Lyrics (1842).
1  King Charles, and who'll do him right now?
2King Charles, and who's ripe for fight now?
3Give a rouse: here's, in Hell's despite now,
4King Charles!
5  Who gave me the goods that went since?
6Who raised me the house that sank once?
7Who helped me to gold I spent since?
8Who found me in wine you drank once?
(Chorus)
9      King Charles, and who'll do him right now?
10      King Charles, and who's ripe for fight now?
11      Give a rouse: here's, in Hell's despite now,
12      King Charles!
13  To whom used my boy George quaff else,
14By the old fool's side that begot him?
15For whom did he cheer and laugh else,
16While Noll's damned troopers shot him?
(Chorus)
17      King Charles, and who'll do him right now?
18      King Charles, and who's ripe for fight now?
19      Give a rouse: here's, in Hell's despite now,
20      King Charles!
Publication Start Year: 
1842
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.417.