In this candid address, Sir we beg to express,
Our concern in observing the kingdom’s distress;
In the senate we know sir you are never afraid,
Our country’s foes to expose or upbraid;
Upbraiding them now appears of no use,
For a well-tim’d remark they denote as abuse.
Our yeomen of Norfolk most loudly complain,
Of present taxation and low prices of grain;
Your tenantry find to their sorrow and grief,
No efforts are made to afford them relief:
His Majesty speaks of their present distress;
Yet points out no method to render it less.