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Quotation by Daniel Defoe
The royal refugee our breed restores
With foreign courtiers and with foreign whores,
And carefully repeopled us again,
Throughout his lazy, long, lascivious reign.
Daniel Defoe (1660–1731), British author, poet, journalist. repr. In Works, ed. Keltie (1869). "The True-Born Englishman," pt. 1, l. 233-236 (1701).
Referring to Charles II.
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