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God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the Queen!

O Lord God arise
Scatter our enemies
And make them fall!
Confound their knavish tricks
Confuse their politics
On you our hopes we fix
God save the Queen!

Not in this land alone
But be God's mercies known
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see
That men should brothers be
And form one family
The wide world ov'er

From every latent foe
From the assasins blow
God save the Queen!
O'er her thine arm extend
For Britain's sake defend
Our mother, prince, and friend
God save the Queen!

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour
Long may she reign!
May she defend our laws
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen!

FRAUNCE, ABRAHAM (c. 15 581633), English poet, a native of Shropshire, was born between 1558 and 1560. His name was registered as a pupil of Shrewsbury School in January 157 1/2, and he joined St Johns College, Cambridge, in 1576, becoming a fellow in 1380/81. His Latin comedy of Victoria, dedicated to Sidney, was probably written at Cambridge, where he remained until he had taken his M.A. degree in 1583. He was called to the bar at Grays Inn in 1588, and then apparently practised as a barrister in the court of the Welsh marches. After the death of his patron Sir Philip Sidney, Fraunce was protected by Sidneys sister Mary, countess of Pembroke. His last work was published in 1592, and we have no further knowledge of him until 1633, when he is said to have written an Epitlzalamium in honor of the marriage of Lady Magdalen Egerton, 7th daughter of the earl of Bridgwater, whose service he may possibly have entered.

His works are: The Lamentations of A mintas for the death f Phyllis (1587), a version in English hexameters of his friends, Ihomas Watsons, Latin Amyntas; The Lawiers Logike, exemplifying tile praecepts of Logike by the practise of the common Lowe (i58S); Arcadian Rhetorike (1588); Abraham-i Fransi Insigniuin, Armorum . . . explicatio (1588); The Countess of Pembrokes Yvychurch (1591/2), containing a translation of Tassos Aminta, a reprint of his earlier version of Watson, The Lamentation of Corydon for the love of Alexis (Virgil, eclogue ii.), a short translation from Heliodorus, and, in the third part (1592) Amintas Dale, a collection of conceited tales supposed to be related by the nymphs of Ivychurch; The Countess of Pembrokes Emanuell (59); The Third Part of i/ic (OUOICSS of Pembrokes Ivychurch, entituled Amintas Dale (1502). His Arcadian Rhetorike owes much to earlier critical treatises, but has a special interest from its references to Spenser, and Fraunce quotes from the Faerie Queene a year before the publication of the first books. In Cohn Clouts come home again, Spenser speaks of Fraunce as Corydon, on account of his translations of Virgils second eclogue. His poems are written in classical metres, and he was regarded by his contemporaries as the best exponent of Gabriel Harveys theory. Even Thomas Nashe had a good word for sweete Master France.

The Countess of Pembrokes Einanuell, hexameters on the nativity and passion of Christ, with versions of some psalms, were reprinted b~- Dr .-\. B. Grosart in the third volume of his Miscellanies of the Fuller IVortI,ies Library (1872). Joseph Hunter in his Chorus Vatum stated that five of Fraunces songs were included in SidneysAsirophel and St,llo, but it is probable that these should be attributed not to Fraunce, hut to Thomas Campion. See a life prefixed to the transcription of a MS. Latin comedy by Fraunce, Victoria, by Professor G. C. Moore Smith, published in Bangs Materialien zur Kunde des aiteren englischen Dramas, vol. xiv., i906.


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