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THE

CHARACTERS

OF THE

Five Sectaries,

THE

Presbyterian, Quaker, and, Independant, Fifth Monara Anabaptist, i chy-Men.

Concluding With Advice to King Charles

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The CHARACTERS of the Five Sectaries.

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UR ancient Poets sung of Crowds
Of Gods that dwelt beyond the

(Cloucis,
And of the Goddeffes they bedded,
As Mortals do their Wives when wedded
Which liews, that in those pious Days,
The World did many Altars raice,
And taught by Poet, well as Priefty,
Ador'd the Gods they lik’d the best
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Yet

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Yet ne'er disputed unto whom
They paid a publick Hecatoinb;
Or why one Great Immortal Brother
Was inore respected than another:
But all were mutually agreed
To worship with most folemn heed,
The Gods of whom they'd greatest

(need.
As Flatterers adore those Friends
At Court who best can serve their Ends,
And cringe to him whose giving Hand
Has moft Donations at command.
The Ambitious Man apply'd to Jove,
The Am'rous to the God of Love,
The Soldier to victorious Mars,
To keep him safe from Woundsand Scars
The Poet to Apollo's Shrine,
The Toaper to the God of Wine,
The Whore to Venus, for Gallants,
To cool her Lust and ease her Wants;

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The Hunter and abftemious Maid
Oblations to Diana paid,
And Mariners in all Distress,
Apply'd to Neptune for redress:
A Thousand Deities befide,
And Demi-gods to Gods ally’d,
Were worship’d in the Times of old,
As were by ancient Authors told:
Nay, some ador’d, for sundry Reasons,
The Sun,that gives the World itsSeafone,
And to the Moon, that shines by Night,
Paid equal Homage for her Light;
Whilst others were such pious Fools,
To worship even Geese and Owls;
And without Cavils or Disputes,
Oblations made to Birds and Brutes,
And with rich costly Banquets serv’d
Each wooden God themseves hadcarvil:

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