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To understand cravats and plumes,
And hoftges deliver'd will 'twas paid.
The Jeu-corettaller and enhancer,
To him for all their crimes did answer. Caft their nativities, and, to a day,
55 He vanquih'd the most fierce and fell Foretel how long they 'll hold, and when decay; Of all his foes, the Constable; T' affect the purest negligences
sind oft had beat his quarters up, In gestures, gaits, and miens,
And roured him and all his troop. 115 And speak by repartee. rotines
He took the dreadful lawyer's fces, Out of the most authentic of romances, 60 That in his own allow'd highway And to demonstrate, with substantial reason, Does feats of arms as great as his, What ribbands, all the year, are in or out of And, when they encounter in it, wins the dark season;
Safe in his garrison, the Court,
Where meaner criminals are sentenc'd for ':, IV.
To this stern foe he oft gave quarter, In this great academy of mankind
But as the Scotchman did to' a Tartar, He had his birth and education,
That he, in time to come, Where all men are to ingeniously inclind, 65 | Might in return from him receive his fatal doon. They understand by imitation, Improve untaught, before they are aware,
VII. As if they suck'd their breeding from the air, He would have starv'd this mights Town. That naturally does dispense
And brought its haughty spirit down; To all a deep and solid confidence;
70 Have cut it off from all relief, A virtue of that precious use,
And, like a wise and valiant chief, That he whom bounteous Heaven endues
Made many a fierce assault But with a nioderate share of it,
Upon all ammunition-carts, Can want no worth, abilities, or wit,
And those that bring up cheese, or malt, In all the deep Hermetic arts
75 Or bacon, froni remoter parts: (For so of late the learned call
No convoy e'er so strong with food All tricks, if strange and mystical).
Durst venture on the deiperate road; He had improv'd his natural parts,
He made th' undaunted waggoner obey, And with his inagic rod could sound
And the fierce higgler contribution pay; Where hidden treasure might be found: 80 | The savage butcher, and stout drover He, like a lord o'th' manor, seiz'd upon Durst not to him their feeble troops discover; Whatever happend in his way,
And, if he had but kept the field, As lawful weft and stray,
In time had made the City yield; And after, by the castom, kept it as his own. For great lowns, like to crocodiles, are found
l' th' belly aptest to receive a mortal wound. V. From there first rudiments he grew
VIII. To nobler feats, and tried his force
But when the fatal hour arriv'd Upon whole troops of foot and horse,
In which his stars began to frown, Whom he as bravely did fubduc;
And had in close cabals contriv'd Declar'd all caravans, that go
To pull him from his height of glory dona, Upon the king's highway, the foe;
And he, by numerous foes opprest, Made many desperate attacks
Was in th' enchanted dungeon cait, Upon itinerant brigades
Secur'd with mighty guards, Df all professions, rauks, and trades,
Left he by force or Itratagem On carriers' loads, and pedlars' packs;
Might prove too cunning for their chains 23. Made them lay down their arms, and yield, 95 them, And, to the smallest piece, restore
And break through all their locks, and bolt, 2... All that by cheating they had gain'd before,
wards; And after plunder'd all the baggage of the field. Had both his legs by charins committed In every bold affair of war
To one another's charge, He had the chief command, and led them on; That neither might be let at large, For no man is judg'd fit to have the care And all their fury and revenge outwitted. of others' lives, until he has made it known As jewels of high value are How much he does despise and scorn his own. Kept under locks with greater ca. e
Than those of meaner rates,
So he was in stone walls, and chains, and Whole provinces, 'twixt fun and fun,
grates, flave by his conquering sword been won; 105
IX. And miglity sums of money laid,
Thither came ladies from all part, Fer l'anom, upop every inan,
To offer up clofe prisoten their heiste;
Which he receit'd as tribute due,
After much fiddle-faddle, And made them yield op love and honour too, The egs proved audie,
S Bot in more brave heroic ways
166 And Oliver came forth Nol,
Though things do not fadge,
170 Will serve to be queen of à May-pola; Diu all their quarrels to his doom submit, Two princes of Wales, And, far more generous and free,
And her Grace Maid-Marion Clay-pole.
Sat yesty Pride,
With his dagger and his Ning;
is The other with his person and his charms He was the pertinent'st peer, For, just as larks are catch'd in nets,
Of all that were there, By gazing on a piece of glass,
180 T'advise with such a king. So, while the ladies view'd his brighter eyes, And smoother-polith'd face,
A great philosopher Their gentle hearts, alas ! were taken by fut Had a goose for his lover; prize.
That follow'd him day and night:
If it be a true story;
Or but an allegory,
It may be both ways rightó
Strickland and his son,
Both cast into one; And, bravely ambitious to redeem
Were meant for a fingle baron;
But when they came to lit,
191 Enough in them both to serve for one. 10 But, finding all their hopes in vain To move his fixt determin'd fate,
Wherefore 'twas thought good Their life itself began to hate,
To add Honeywood ; As if it were an infamy
195 But when they came to trial; To live when he was doom'd to die;
Each one prov'd a fool, Made loud appeals and moans,
Yet three knaves in the whole,
as To less hard-hearted grates and stones;
And that made up a Pair-royal.
À B AL LA D
S clofe as a goose
Oliver king, and petitioned him to accept the Sat the Parliament-ho.se;
cicle ; which he, out of fear of some republicani To hatch the royal guil;
zealots in his party, refufed to accept, and contented himself with the power, under the name
of Protector. * This Ballad refers to the Parliament, as it * To this
humorous ballad Butler had prehixed sas calied, which deliberated about making this title-The Privileges of Pimping - buc afterVol. If
A stranger thing
Between these tsvo extended Than this I fing
A llit from ear to ear, Canie never to this city.
That every hour
Gapes to derour
The towce that grows lo near.
Beneath, a tuft of bristles,
As rougl as a frize jerkin; Nor the bears in Paris-garden.
If it had been a beard,
'Twould have fervid a herd You would defy the pageants
Of goats, that are of his near kin.
Within, a set of grinders
Most sharp and keen, corroding
15 l'pon at Bart'Iniy fair!
Your iron and brais
As easy as His face is round and decent,
That you would do a pudding.
51 As is your dith or piacter, On which there grow's
But the strangest thing of all is, A thing like a noie,
Upon his runp there groweih Eut, indeed, it is no such matter.
A grea: long tail,
That uleth to trail
Upon the ground as he goeth.
A B AL LA D
IN TWO PARTS,
CONJECTURED TO BE ON
Upon a thing's brow, Did ye ever lee the like?
30 OLIVER CROMWELL He has no fcull, 'tis well known
HIS monster was hegotten
Upon one of the witches,
B’an imp that came to her, On both sides of his noddle
Like a man, to wooe her,
With black doublet and breeches
When he was whelp’d, for certain,
In divers several countries
The hogs and swine
Did grunt and whinc, wards crored it out, for which reason I have not
And the ravens croak'd upon trees inferted it, and only mention it as a circum
The winds did blow, the thunder Itance which may amuse such as are curious in
And ligitning loud did rumble; hunting out the explication of niceties of this
The dogs did howl, fort. It does not appear to bear any sense conlil.
The hollow tree in th' owl tent with the subject; but some other critic may
'Tis a good horse that ne'er stumbled. I perhaps find one, or at least picare himself with thinking fo.
Ver. 16.) From the medals, and original por Ver. 13, 14.] This whimfical liberty our An 'traits, which are left of Oliver Cromwell, one thor takes, of tranfpofing the words for the lake may probably conjecture, if not positively aihirm, of a rlayme, though at the expence of the le that this droll picture wis defined for him. The 1 is a new kind of poetic licence; and it is our roundness of the face, the odnefs of the note, and enough to obierve, that he literally does, we the remarkable largenets of the evehrons, are
he jokingly charges upon other poets in and particulars whicla correspond exactly with them. place;
As foon as he was bronght forth,
And quicklv send At the midwife's throat he few,
The war's an end,
As here my long has Finiso
LI men's intrigues and projects tend, And out o'th' top o' th' chimney
By several comfes, to ope end; He vanith'd, seen of none;
To con pais, by the properest Tows,
Whatever their delig s propose;
And that which owns the fairelt pretext
Is often found the indirect it.
Much fairer than the reai Lini,
And kraves appar more just and true -ness; for the right
Than hrncit men, that ma'ie leis hew:
The culleit idiots in di'guire
Ver. 66.7 From th's circunfance it appears, Till a wise-wonian, which
that this Ballad was wruie befire ciemu.der of Some cail a white witclı,
the King, and that it is the earliest peri rmance Him into a hog-stye charmed.
40 of Kutler's that has yet veer: maile public; and I
think one may, without prejudice, ailirm, that There, when she had him fhut fast,
it does no difcredito uis younger years. With brimstone ansi with nitie
* This, and the other little Sketches that folShe fing'd the claws
low, were among many of the same kind, fairiy Of his left paws,
written out by butler, in a fort of poetical TheWith tip of his tail, and his right car,
45 laurus, which I have before mentioned. Whe
ther he intended ever to publith any of them as and with her charms and ointments
separate diftinct thoughts, or to interweave them She made him tame as a spaniel;
into fome future compositions, a thing very usual For the us'd to ride
with him, cannot be ascertained; nor is it, indeed, On his back astride,
very material to those who are fond of his mane Nor did he do her any ill.
ner of thinking and writing. I have ventured
to give then the title of Miscellaneous Thoughes; Bes, to the admiration
but I have not been over-curious in placing them Of all both far and ncar,
in any methodical order. Out of this magazine He hath heen hown
he communicated to Mr. Aubrey that genuing In every town,
fragment printed in his life, beginning, And eke in every fire.
No Jefuit e'er took in hand And now, at length, he's broughs
To plant a church in barren land, Unto fair London city,
Nor ever thought it worth the while Where in Fleet-itreet
A Swede or Russ to reconcile, &c. All those may see 't
The publishing of Miscellaneous Thoughts, or That will not believe my ditty.
So what paties under the name of Tabic Tally might
be justified by many names of the greatest auGod save the King and Parliament,
thority in the learned world; and thefe follies of And eke the Prince's highness,
wit, unconnectedly printed, fometimes give more pleasure than when they are interiperted in a
long and regular work; as it is often inore enterPut those that write in rhyme still make taining to examine jewe's feparately in a cabinet, The one verse for the other's lake;
than to fee them adorning a prince's crowa or a For one for sense, and one for rhyme,
royal robe. One may venture to add, that thcie I think, 's Tullicient at one time.
of our Author mut have a kind of additional
di commendation, hy the agreeable fingularity of Hud. p. II. c. i. 8. 29. choci bei: in Yurfe.
Illiterate dunces, undiscern’d,
CRITICS are like a kind of Aies that breed Pals on the rabble fQã the Icarn'd;
In wild fig-trees, änd, when they 're grown up, And cowards, that can damn and rant,
feed País muster for the valiant:
Upon the raw fruit of the nobler kind, For he that has but impudénce,
And, by their nibbling on the outward rind, To all things has a just pretence,
Open the pores, and make way for the fun And, put among his wants but shame,
To ripen it sooner than he would have done. To all the world may lay his claim.
AS all Fanatics preach, so all nen write, HOW various and innumerable
Out of the strength of gifts, and inward light, Are thoie who live upon the rabble!
In spite of art; as horses thorough pacid ?Tis they maintain the church and state, Were never taught, and therefore go more fast, Employ the priest and magiftrate ; Bear all the charge of government,
IN all mistakes the strict and regular And pay the public fines and rent;
Are found to be the desperat'st ways to err, Pefray all taxes and excises,
And worft to be avoided; as a wound And impositions of all prices;
Is said to be the harder cur'd that is round; Bear all th' expence of peace and war,
For error and mistake, the less they' appeal, And pay the pulpit and the bar;
In th' end are found to be the dangerouter; Maintain all churches and religions,
As no man minds chose clocks that use to And give their pastors exhibitions ;
Apparently too over-fast or flow.
THE truest characters of ignorance
Are vanity, and pride, and arrogance; And pay them for tormenting texis;
As blind men use to bear their noses higher Take all their do&trines off their hands,
Than those that have their eyes and light entire, And pay them in good tents and lands; Discharge aļl cotily offices,
THE metaplıyfic's but a puppet motion The doctor's and the lawyer's fees,
That goes with screws, the notion of a notion; The hangman's wages, and the scores
The copy of a 'copy, and lame draught, Of caterpillar bawds and whores;
Unnaturally taken from a thought; Discharge all damages and costs
That counterfeits all pantomimic tricks, Of Knights and Squires of the Post ;
And turns the eyes like an old crucifix; All statesmen, cutpurses, and padders,
That counterchanges whatsoe'er it cails And pay for all their ropes and ladders;
B’ another name, and makes it true or false; All pettifoggers, and all sorts
Turns truth to falsehood, falschood into living Of markets, churches, and of courts;
By virtue of the Babylonian's tooth.
'TIS not the art of schools to understand. To purchase this world, hell, or heaven,
But make things hard, instead of being explain'd;
And therefore those are commonly the learned 4 SHOULD once the world resolve t'abolish
That only study between jest and earnest : All that's ridiculous and foolish,
For when the end of learning's to pursue It would have nothing left to do,
And trace the fubtle steps of false and true, T'apply in jest or earnest to,
They ne'er consider how they 're to apply, No business of importance, play,
But only listen to the noise and cry, Or state, to pass its time away.
And are so much delighted with the chace,
They never mind the taking of their preys THE world would be more just, if truth and
MORE profelytes and converts use i'acere lyes, And right and wrong, did bear an equal price;
To salie persuasions than the right and trus; Bilt, fiice impostors are so highly rais'd,
For'error and mistake are infinite, And faith and justice equally deb s'd,
But truth has but one way to be i'th' right; Few men have tempers, for such paltry gains,
As numbers may e' infinity be grown, T' undo themselves with drudgery and pains,
But never be reduc'd to less than one.
THE sottish world without distinction looks
ALL wit and fancy, like a diamond,
THE great St. Lewis, king of France,