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Also known by the title 'For the Kinge', this satire is a parody on Patrico's blessing of the King's senses in Ben Jonson's masque 'Gypsies Metamorphosed'.
The poem is printed in L.E. Kastner's edition of The Poetical Works of William Drummond of Hawthornden, 2 vols (Edinburgh & London, 1913) among his poems of doubtful authenticity (vol II pp 269-99); however according to Peter Beal 'its sentiments are alien to those of Drummond and it can be safetly rejected from the canon' (Index, I, p 18).