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He knew when to fall on pell-mell,
He was of great descent, and high To fall back, and retreat as well.
160 For splendour and antiquity, So lawyers, lett tie Bear defendant,
And from celestial origine
· Not as the ancient heroes hid, Reverse of Judgment, and Demurrer,
Who, that their base-births might be hid To let them breathe a while, and then 165(Knowing they were of doubtful gender, Cry Whoop, and set them on again.
And that they came in at a windore) As Romulus a wolf did rear,
Made Jupiter himself, and others
215 So he was dry-nurs'd by a bear,
O'th Gods, gallants to their own mothers, That fed him with the purchas'd prey
To get on them a race of champions Of many a fierce and bloody fray;
170(Of which old Homer firft made lampoons) Bred up, where discipline most rare is,
Arctophylax, in northern sphere, Io military garden Paris :
Was his undoubted ancestor; For soldiers, heretofore, did grow
From him his great forefathers camo, In gardens just as weeds do now ;
And in all ages bore his name : Until some iplav-foot politicians
Learn'd he was in med'einal lore, T' Apollo offer'd up petitions
For by his side a pouch he wore, For licensing a new invention
Replete with Itrange hermetic powder, Thev 'ad found out of an antique engine,
That woundsnine miles point-blank would solder; Toroot out all the weeds, that grow
By skilful chemist, with great cost, In public gardens, at a blow,
180 Extracted from a rotten post; And leave th' herbs standing. Quoth Sir Sun, But of a heavenlier influence My friends, that is not to be done.
Than that which mountebanks dispense ;
B’ing prudently apply'd to it,
Will convey nuischief from the dung We are th' undoubted president,
190 Unto the part that did the wrong; We such loud music do not profess,
So this did healing, and as sure The Devil's master of that office,
As that did mischief, this would cure, Where it must pass; if 't be a drum,
Thus virtuous Orsin was endued He 'll sign it with Cler. Parl. Dom. Com. ;
With learning, conduct, fortitude, To him apply yourselves, and he
195 Incomparable; and as the prince Will fvon dispatch you for his fee.
Of poets, Homer, sung long since, They did so; but it prov'd so ill,
A skilful leech is better far They'd better let them grow there fill.
Than half an hundred men of war; But to resume what we discoursing
So he appear'd and by his skill, Were on before, that is, stout Orsin;
No less than dint of sword, could kill. That which of oft by sundry writers
The gallant Bruin march'd next him, Has been apply'd talmost all fighters,
With visage formidably grim, More justly may be ascrib’d to this
And rugged as a Saracen, Than any other warrior, (viz.)
Or Turk of Mahomet's own kin, Nonc ever acted both parts bolder,
Clad in a mantle della guerre
Of rough impenetrable fur;
About his neck a threefold gorget,
As rough as trebled leathern target; 1674,
Armed, as herald's cant, and langued,
Or, as the vulgar say, sharp-fanged : Knew when t'engage his bear pell mell, For as the teeth in beasts of prey And when to bring him off as well.
Are swords, with which they fight in fray, Pell-mell, i. e. confusedly, without order.
Ver. 194.] The House of Commons, even be. Ver. 211.] This is one instance of the Authors; fore the Rump had murdered the King, and ex making great things little, though his tales: 25 pelled the House of Lords, usurped many branches chiefly the other way. of the Royal Prerogative, and particularly this for granting licences for new inventions,
Ver. 238. Unto tbe part, &c.] Unto the brand, in the two first editions 1663.
So swords, in men of war, are teeth
For he was of that noble trade
That demi-gods and heroes made,
The trade to which they all were bred;'
And is, like others, glorious when
325 Of whom we in Diurnals read,
'Tis great and large, but base, if mean: That serve to fill up pages here,
The former rides in triumph for it, As with their bodies ditches there.
270 The latter in a two-wheel d chariot, Scrimansky was his coufin-german,
For daring to profane a thing With whom he serv'd, and fed on vermin; So sacred with vile bungling.
330 And when there fail'd, he'd suck his claws, Next these the brave Magnano came, And quarter himself upon his paws :
Magnano, great in inartial fanie; And though his countrymen, the Huns, 275 Yet when with Orfin he wag'd fight, Did stew their meat between their bums
'Tis sung he got but little by 't: And th' forses' backs o'er which they straddle, Yet he was fierce as forest-boar,
335 And every man ate up his saddle;
Whose spoils upon his back he wore, He was not half so nice as they,
As thick as Ajax' seven-fold Thield, But ate it raw when 't came in 's way. 280 Which o'er his brazen arms he held; He 'ad trac'd the countries far and near,
But brass was feeble to relist More than Le Blanc the traveller,
The fury of his armed fift; Who writes, he spous'd in India,
Nor could the hardest ir'n hold out Of noble house, a lady gay,
Against his blows, but they would through 'to And got on her a race of worthies
285 In magic he was decply read, As stout as any upon earth is.
As he that made the brazen-head ; Full many a fight for him between
Profoundly skill'd in the black art,
345 Talgol and Orfin oft had been,
As English Merlin for his heart ; Each striving to deserve the crown
But far more skilful in the spheres, Of a fav'd citizen; the one
ago Than he was at the fieve and Thears. To guard his Bear, the other fought
He could transform himself in colour, To aid his Dog; both made more ftout
As like the devil as a collier ;
356 By several spurs of neighbourhood,
As like as hypocrites, in Thow, - Church-fellow-membership, and blood;
Are to true saints, or crow to crow. But Talgol, mortal foe to cows,
Of warlike engines he was author, Never got aught of him but blows;
Devis'd for quick dispatch of laughter : Blows hard and heavy, such as he
The cannon, blunderbuss, and faker, 355 - Had lent, repaid with usury.
He was th' inventer of, and maker : Yet Talgol was of courage stout,
The trumpet and the kettle-drum And vanquish'd oftener than he fought ; 300 Did both from his invention come. & Inur’d to labour, sweat, and toil,
He was the first that e'er did teach And, like a champion, thone with oil:
To make, and how to stop a breach.
360 F: Right many a widow his keen blade,
A lance le bore with iron pike, And many fatherless, had made ;
Th’ one half would thrust, the other strike; He many a boar and huge dun-cow 305 And when their forces he had join'd, Did, like another Guy, o'erthrow;
He scorn'd to turn his parts behind. But Guy with him in fight compar’d,
He Trulla lov'd, Trulla, more bright 365 Had like the boar or dun-cow far’d:
Than burnish'd armour of her knight;
310 As Jone of France, or English Mall :
Ver. 331.] Simeon Wait, a tinker, as famous Nor engine, nor device polemic,
an Independent preacher as Burroughs; who, Disease, nor doctor epidemic,
with equal blasphemy to his Lord of Hosts, would Though stor'd with deletery med'cines,
style Oliver Cromwell the archangel giving battle (Which whosoever took is dead since)
to the Devil.
Ver. 365.] The daughter of James Spenser, de320 bauched by Magnano the tinker. So called, be.
cause the tinker's wife or mistress was commonly
called his trull. See“ The Coxcomb," a cu. Ver. 299.) A butcher in Newgate-market,
mody. who afterwards obtained a captain's commission
Ver. 368.) Alluding, probably, to Mary Carl. for his rebellious bravery at Kaleby, as Sir R. ton, called Kentiso Mei, but more commonly The
L'er sent so vast a colony
Through perils both of wind and limb,
He rais'd the low, and fortify'd Through thick and thin the follow'd him 370: The weak against the Iliongeit side: In every adventure h’undertook,
Nillas lie read that never hit
415 And never him or it forfook:
On him in Mules' deathless writ. At breach of wall, or heuge surprise,
He had a weapon keen and fierce, She thar'd i' th' hazard and the prize;
That th ough a bull-hide shield would pierce, At beating quarters up, or forage,
375 And cut it in a thousand pieces, Behav'd herself with matchless courage,
Though tougher than the Knight of Greece's, 430 And laid about in fight more busily
With whom his black-thunib'd ancestor Than th' Ainazonian Dame Pen hefile.
Was comrade in the ten years' war: And though some critics here cry thame,
For when the restless Greeks sat down And say our authors are to i lame,
380 So many years before Troy towni, That (spite of all philosophers,
And were renown'd, as Homer writes, Who hold no fernales stout but bears,
For well-fold boots no less than fights, And heretofore did so abhor
They ow'd that glory only to That women should pretend to war,
His ancestor, that made them so. They would not iuffer the stout'it damte 386 Fast friend he was to Reformation, To swear by Hercules's name)
Until 'twas worn quite out of fashion;
430 Make feeble ladies, in their works,
Next rectifier of u ry law, To fight like termnagants and Turks;
And would make three to cure one flaw. Tolay their native arms aside,
Leurned he was, and could take note, Their modetty, and ride altride;
390 Transcribe, collect, tranflate, and quote : To run a-tilt as men, and wield
But pre ching was his chiefest talent, 435 Their naked tools in open field ;
Or argument, in which being valiant,
395 And rather took a country lass;
Ver. 435.) Mechanics of all sorts were then
Preachers, and some of themy much followed and They say 'tis false without all sense, But of pernicious consequence
admired by the mob. “ I am to tell thee, Chris. To government, which they suppose
" ti n Reader," (says Dr. Featley, preface to his Can never be upheld in prose;
Dif per dippid, winte 1645, and published 1647, Strip Nature naked to the skin,
p. 1.) “ This new year of new changes, never You'll find abou' her no such thing.
“ heard of in former ages, namely, of stables
turned into temples, and I will beg leave to add, It may be so, yet what we tell Of Trulla, that 's improbable,
“ temples turned into stables (as was that of St. Shall be depos'd by those have seen 't,
“ Paul's, and many more), Italls into quires,
405 Or, what 's as good, produc'd in print;
“ ihopboards into communion-tahles, tubs into And if they will not take our word,
pulpits, aprôs into linen ephods, and mechaWe 'll prove it true upon record,
" nics of the lowest rank into prieits of the high The upright Certon next advanc'd,
" places. I wonder that our door-posts and wails Of all his race the valiant'tt:
“ sweat not, upon which such notes as thefe have
410 Cerdon the Great, renown'd in song,
“ been lately affixed ; on such a day, rich a brev. Like Herc'les, for repair of wrong:
“ ei's clerk exerciseth ; tuch a tailorexpoundeth; “ such a waterman teacheth.-1f cooks, instead “ of mincing their meat, fa!) upon dividing of the
“ Word; if tailors lear up from the shopboard German Princess; a person notorious at the time “ into the pulpit, and patch up sermons out of this Fint Part of Hudibras was published. She “ ftojen ihreds ; if not only of the lowest of the was tia sported to Janaica 1671; but returning people, as in Jeroboani's time, priests are confrom transportation too soon, she was hanged at “ Tecrated to the Most High God-Do we marvel Tyburn Jan, 22. 1672-3.
" to fee such confufion in the Church as there is!"
They are humouroully girded in a tract entiiled, Ver. 382.) This and three following lines not in the two first editions of 1663.
The Reformado, precie.y characterd, by a malen
Churcb-warden, p. 11. “ Here are felt-makers Ver. 409. Cerden.) A one-eved cobler, like his “ (says he) who can roundly deal with the black. brother Colorel Hewson. The Poet oblerves, that “ heads and neutral dimicatters of the world; his chief talent lay in preaching. Is it not then “ coblers who can give good rules for upright indecent, and beyond the rules of decorum, to “ walking, and handle Scripture to a britle ; introduce him into such rough company - No; it “ coachmen who know how to lath the beastly is probable he had but newly set up the trade of a " enormities, and curb the headftrong infolences Teacher; and we may conclude that the Puer did I “ of this bruilhage, stoutly exhorting lis to stand not think that he had so much sanctity as to debar“ up for the truthi, left the wheel of destruction him the pleasure of his beloved diverfion of Bear “ roundly overrun us. We have wearers that baiting.
He us!d to lay about and stickle,
And now the field of death, the lifts, Like ram or bull at Conventicle:
Were enter'd by antagonists, For disputants, like rams and bulls,
And blood was ready to be broach'd, Do fight with arms that spring from sculls.
When Hudibras in halte approach'd, 490 Lait Colon came, bold man of war,
With Squire and weapons to attack them; Destin'd to blows by fatal star;
But first thus from his horse berpake them. Rigbe expert in comminand of horse,
What rage, O Citizens! what fury But cruel, and withont remorse.
Doth you to tlicíe dire actions hurry? That which of Centaur long ago
445 What ceftrum, what phrenetic mode 495 Was said, and has been wrested to
Makes you this lavish of your blood, Some other knights, was true of this,
While the proud Vies your trophies boast, He and his horie were of a piece;
And unreveng'd walks Waller's ghost > One spirit did inform them both,
What towns, what garrisons, might you, The felf-fame vigour, fury, wroch: 450
With hazard of this blood, subdue, Yet he was much the rougher part,
Which now y'are bent to throw away Ånd always had a harder licart,
In vain untriumphable fray? Although his horse had been of those
Shall faints in civil bloodihed wallow That fed on man's flesh, as fame goes :
Of faints, and let the Cause lie fallow? Strange food for horse! and yet, alas! 455 The Cause, for which we fought and swore 505 it may be true, for fieth is grass.
So boldly, shall we now give o'er? Sturdy he was, and no less able
Then because quarrels still are seen Than Hercules to clean a stable ;
With oatlis and swearings to begin, As great a drover, and as great
The Solemn League and Covenant A critic too, in hog or neat.
400 Will seem a mere God-damn-merant, 510 He ripp'd the womb up of his mother,
And we that took it, and have fought, Dame Tellus, 'canse The wanted fother,
As lewd as drunkards that fall out: And provender, wherewith to fed
For as we make war for the King Himself and his less cruel steed.
Against himself, the self-fame thing, I was a question whether he
465 Some will not stick to swear, we do 515 Or 's borse were of a family
For God and for Religion too; More worshipful; till antiquaries
For if Bear-beating we allow, (After they 'ad almost por'd out their eyes) What good can Reíormation do? Did very learnedly decide
The blood and treal, re that 's laid out The business on the horse's side, 470 Is thrown away, and goes for nought.
520 And proy'd not only horse, but cows,
Are these the fruits o'th' Protestation, Nay pigs, were of the elder house:
The prototype of Reformation, For beasts, when man was but a piece
Which all the saints, and some, since martyrs, Of earth himself, did th' earth poffefs.
Wore in their hats like wedding garters,
525 The combatants, each in the head
Six Members' quarrel to e'pouse? Of his command, with arms and rage
Did they, for this, draw down the rabble,
With zeal and noises formidable,
480 From villages reniote, and Inires
Ver. 495.) Oeftrum fignifics the gad-bee or Of east and western hemispheres.
horse-fly. From foreign parishes and regions, Of different manners, speech, religions,
Ver. 496.] Sir W. Waller was defeated at the Came men and maitiffs ; fome to fight 485 Devises. For fame and honour, some for sight.
Ver. 503, 504.) Mr. Walker observes, “ That « all the cheating, covetous, ambitious persons of
« the land, were united together under the title “ can sweetly inform us of the suttle-swiftness “ of the Godly, the Saints, and shared the fat of " of the times, and practically tread out the vi " the land between them ;" and he calls them
ciffitude of all sublunary things till the web of the Saints who were canonized no where but in " our life he cut off : and here are mechanics, of the Devil's Calendar. “ my profeffion, who can separate the pieces of
Ver. 513, 514.) The Presbyterians, in all their " salvation from those of damnation, measure
wars against the King, maintained still, That they “ out every man's portion, and cut it out by a " thread, fubftantially pressing the points, till fought for him ;, for they pretended to distin " till they have fashionably filled up their work guish his political person from his natural one;
his political person, they said, must be, and was, “ with a well-bottomed conclusion."
with the Parliament, though his natural person Ver. 441. Colon.] Ned Perry, an hoftler. was at war with them. VOL. II.
And make all cries about the Town
| Like th' Hebrew calf, and down before it 575 Join throats to cry the Bishops down? 530 The Saints fell proftrate, to adore it: Who having round begirt the palace
So far the Wicked and will you. (As once a month they do the gallows)
Make that farcasmous fcandal true, As members gave the fign aboui,
By running after Dogs and Bears, Set up their throats with hideous shout.
Beasts more unclean than calves or steers! Se When tinkers hawlid aloud to settle
Hare powerful Preachers ply'd their tongues, Church-Discipline, for patching kettle;
And laid themselves out and their lungs; No low-gelder did blow his horn
Us'd all means, both direct and fin'fter, To geld a cat, but cry'd Reform:
l' th' power of Gospel-preaching Min'ster? The oyster-women lock'd their fiih up,
Have they invented tones to win
The men, as Indians with a female
Tame elephant inveigie the male? Botchers left old cloaths in the lurch,
Have they told Prov'dence what it must do And fell to turn and patch the Church ;
Whom to avoid, and whom to trust to? 590 Some cry'd the Covenant, instead
Ver. 586.) It was a common practice to inform Instead of kitchen-stuff, some cry
God of the transactions of the times.“ Oh, nie A Gospel-preaching Ministry ;
: “ good Lord God (savs Mr. G. Swathe, Prage, And some for old sui's, cuats, or cloak,
p. 12.) I hear the King hath fet up his standard No Surplices nor Service-book :
at. York againit the Parliament and city of Lone A strange harmonious inclination
“ don. Look thou upon them, take their care Of all degrees to Reformation.
" into thine own hand; appear thou in the cee'e And is this all? Is this the end
555 “ of thy Saints, the cause in hand-It is thv cavie, To which these Carrvings-on did tend?
“ Lord. We know that the King is milled, de Hath Public Faith, like a young heir,
"luded, and deceivel by his Popish, Arminiali, For this taken up all sorts of u are,
6 and temporizing, rebellious malignant facti o And run int' every tradesman's book,
" and party, &c"-" They would (lavs Dr. · Till both turn'd bankrupts, and are broke? 550 “ Echard) in their prayers and sermons tell God, Did Saints, for this, bring in their plate,
" that they would be willing to be at any charge And crowd as if they came too late?
or trouble for him, and to do, as it were, 205 For when they thought the Caule had need on't,
" kindness for the Lord; the Lord inigbi now Happy was he that cou'd be rid on't.
“ trust them, and rely upon them, they shole Did they coin piss-pots, bowls, and flaggons, 565 * not fail hini : they thould not be uninindful a Int ofñcers of horse and dragoons ?
“ his business; his work ihculd not stand it is And into pikes and musqueteers
nor his designs be neglected. They must nets Stamp beakers, cups, and porringers?
“ say, that they had formerly received fometaA thimble, bodkin, and a spoon,
vours from God, and have becn, as it were, Did start up living men, as soon
" heholden to the Almighty; but they did túi Asin the furnace they were thrown,
much queition but they thould find some opJust like the dragon's teeth being fourn,
4 portunity of making some amends for the man Then was the Cause of gold and plate,
to good things, and (as I may so say) civilis The Brethrens' offerings, confecrate,
which they liad received from him. Indeed, a “ for those that are weak in the Faith, and 3*,
yet but babes in Christ, it is fit that thes th's Ver. 530.) “ Good Lord (says the True Informer,
“ keep some distance from God, should kice. P. 12.) what a deal of dirt was thrown in the
" before him, and stand (as I may lay) cai Bithops' faces !--what infamous ballads were “ hand to the Almighty: but for those that !! “ fung! what a thick cloud of epidemical hatred
“ strong in all Gifts, and grown up in all Grace, u hung fuddenly over them; fo far, that a dog “ and are come to a fulness and ripeness in die “ with a black and white face was called a Bi
“ Lord Jesus, it is co mely enough to take a gie: as chair, and fit at the end of the table, and, ...
" their cockd liats on their heads, to lay, G.** Ver. 553, 554.) Those Highes, which seeni most we thouglit it not amiss to call upon three ... extravagant in our Poet, were really excelled by “ evening, and let thec know how affairs stard : matter of fact. The Scots (in their large Decla we have been very watchful ince we were la rationi, 1637, p. 41.) begin their petition against with thee; and they are in a very hopeful cule the Common Praver-hook thing :-" We men, “ dition ; we hope that thou wilt not forget w; “ nomen, and children, and fortants, having " for we die very thoughtful of thy concert “conaucied, &c." Folli's lift. of Wicked it do fomewhat long to hear from thee; i
“ thuu pleaseft to give us such a thing (12)