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Do what to the rebellious Scots?

Is this the 6th verse of the British National anthem?

Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,
May by thy mighty aid,
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the King.

According to various reports, it either is, or it isn't or it once was and now isn't.

Originally written in 1745, the British landscape was at that time a very different place to the one we see today. Wars, heroes and ongoing conflicts meant sentiments throughout all societies were running high, and without the various luxuries we have today for spreading messages such as TV, Facebook or Twitter, incorporating these into a song which everyone could learn may well have seemed appropriate.