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In Egypt, in the holy war,

Put draw their swords to do them good, Was routed and made prisoner:

As doctors cure by letting blood.
The Sultan then, into whose hands
He and his army fell, demands

NO feared conscience is fo fell
A thousand weight of gold, to free

As that which has been burnt with zeal; And let them all at liberty.

For Christian charity 's as well The king pays down one half o'th' nail, A great impediment to zeal, And for the other offers bail,

As zcal a pestilent disease
The pyx, and in 't the eucharist,

To Christian charity and peace,
The body of our Saviour Christ.
The Turk confider'd, and allow'd

AS thistles wear the softest dotvn,
The king's security for good :

To hide their prickles till they 're growtg. Such credit had the Christian zeal,

And then declare themselves, and tear In those days, with an Infidel,

Whatever ventures to come near; That will not pass for two pence now,

So a linooth knave does greater feats Among themselves, 'tis grown fo low.

Than one that idly rails and threats,

And all the mischief that he meant
THOSE that go up-hill use to bow

Does, like a rattle-snake, prevent.
Their bodies forward, and stoop low,
To poise themselves, and sometimes creep, MAN is supreme lord and master
When th' way is difficult and steep:

Of his own ruin and disaster;
So those at court, that do address

Controls his fate, but nothing less By low ignoble offices;

In ordering his own happiness; Can ftoop to any thing that's bare,

For all his care and providenco To wriggle into trust and grace;

Is too, too feeble a defence Are like to rise to greatness sooner

To render it secure and certain Than those cliat go by worth and honour.

Against the injuries of Fortune;

And oft, in spite of all his wit,
ALL acts of grace, and pardon, and oblivion, Is loft with one unlucky hit,
Are meant of services that are forgiven,

And ruin'd with a circumstance,
And not of crimes delinquents have committed,

And mere punctilio, of chance.
And rather been rewarded than acquitted.
LIONS are kings of beasts, and yet their power

DAME Fortune, rome men's tutelar,

Takes charge of them, without their care; Is 110t to rule and govern, but devour: Such lavage kings all tyrants are, and they

Does all their drudgery and work, No better than mere beasts that do obey.

Like Fairies, for them in the dark ;

Conducts them blindfold, and advances NOTHING 's more dull and negligent

The naturals by blinder chances; Than an old lazy government,

While others by desert or wit That knows no interest of state,

Could never make the matter hit, But such as serves a present strait,

But still, the better they deserve,
And, to patch up, or Thist, will close

Are but the abler thought to starve.
Or break alike, with friends or foes ;
That runs behind-hand, and has spent

GREAT wits have only been preferr'de Its credit to the last extent ;

In princes' trains to be interr'd, And, the first lime 'tis at a loss,

And, when they cost them nothing, plac'l Has not one true friend nor one cross.

Among their followers not the last;

But while they liv'd were far enough
THE Devil was the first o?th' name

From all admittances kept off.
From whom the race of rebels came,
Who was the first bold undertaker

AS gold, that's proof against ti' afrage Of bearing arms against his Maker,

Upon the touchstone wears away, And, though miscarrying in th'ev

event,

And having stood the greater test, Was never yet known to repent,

Is overmaster'd by the least; Though tumbled from the top of bliss

So some men, having stood the hate Down to the bottomless abyss;

And spiteful cruelty of Fate, A property which, from their prince,

Transported with a false caress The family owns ever since,

Of unacepiainted happiness, And therefore ne'er repent the evil

Loft to humanity and sense, They do or suffer, like the devil.

Have fall’n as low as infolence THE worst of rebels never arna

INNOCENCE is a defence To do their king or country bains

For nothing else but paliences

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But, when 'tis settled on the lee,
And froin th' impurer matter free,
Becomes the richer still the older,
And proves the pleasanter the colder,

THE motions of the earth or lun, (The Lord knows which) that turn, or run, Are both perform'd by fies and ftants, And so are thoie of lovers' healis, Which, though they keep no even pace, Move true and constant to one place.

LOVE is too great a happiness For wretched mortals to poilets; For, could it hold inviolate Against those cruelties of Fate Which all felicities below By rigid laws are subject to, It would become a bliss too high For perithing mortality, Translate to earth the joys above; For nothing goes to heaven but love.

ALL wild but generous creatures live, of course, As if they had ag eed for better or worse : The lion 's constant to his only miss, And never leaves his faithful lionels; And the as chaste and true to him again, As virtuous ladies use to be to men. The docile and ingenuous elephant, T' his own and only female is gallant; And the as true and constant to his bed, That firft cojoy'd her single maidenhead; But palıry rams, and bulls, and goats, and boars, Are never faiisfy'd with new amours; As all poliroons with us delight to range, And, thougli but for the woril of all, to change.

THE fouls of women are so small, That some believe they 've none at all; Or if they have, like cripples, still They've but one faculty, the will; The other two are quite laid by To make up one great tyranny ; And, though their paflions have most power, They are, like Turks, but Naves the more To th' absolute will, that with a breath Has sovereign power of life and death, And, as its little interests move, Can turn them all to hate or love; For nothing, in a morent, turn To frantic love, disdain, and scorn ; And make that love degenerate T'as great extremity of hate, And hate again, and scorn, and piques, To fames, and raptures, and love-tricks.

ALL forts of votaries, that profess To bind themselves apprentices To Heaven, abjure, with folemn vows, Vot Cut and long-tail, but a spoule, Atli' worit of all impediments To lisder deir devout intanto,

MOST virgins marry, just as nuns
The same thing the same way renounica
Before they've wit to understand
The bold attempt they take in land;
Or, leaving itaid and lost their tides,
Are out of iealon grown for brides,

THE credit of the marriage-bed
Has been so loosely livibanded,
Men only deal for ready money,
And women, separate alimony ;
And ladies-errant, for debauching,
Have better terms, and equal caution;
And, for their journey-work and pairs,
The chair-women clear greater gains.

AS wine that with its own weight runs is beft
And counted much more noble than the pretti,
So is that poetry whose generous trains
Flow without fervile Itudy, ait, or pains.

SOME call it fury, fome a Muse,
That, as poleiling devils ute,
Haunts and forfakes a man by fits,
And when he's in, he's out of 's wits.

ALL writers, though of different fancies,
Do make all people in romances,
That are distress'd and discontent,
Make fongs, and fingi' an instrument,
And poets by their sufferings grow;
As if there were no more to do,
To make a poet excellent,
But only want and discontent.

IT is not poetry that makes men poors
For few do write that were not to before;
And those that have writ best, had they been

rich,
Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch;
Had lov'd their eale too well to take the pains
To undergo that drudgery of brains ;
But, being for all other trades unfit,
Only to avoid being idle, sei up wit.

THEY that do write in authors' praises,
And freely give their friends their voices,
Are not confin'd to what is true;
That's not to give, but pay a due;
For praise, that 's due, does gives no moro
To worth than what it had before ;
But to coinnend, without defert,
Requires a maitery of art,
That fets a glofs on what 's amiss,
And writes what thould be, not what is

IN foreign universities,
When a king 's born, or weds, or dies,
Straig!!t other studies are laid by,
And all apply to poetry:
Some write in Hebrew, some in Greek,
And some, more wise, in Arabic,
T' avoid the critic, and th' expence
O dilficultcr watan. fente;

And seem more learnedish thon those

For one at one time, and upon free cost, is Shat at a greater charge compose.

Enough to play the k nave and fool with jutticey The doctors lead, the Itudents follow;

And, when the one side bringeth custom in, Some call himi Mars, and fome Apollo,

And th' other lays out half the reckoning, Some Jupiter, and give him th' odds,

The devil himself will rather chuse to play On even terms, of all the gods;

At paltry frall-game than fit out, they say; Then Cæsar he's nicknam'd, as duly as

But when at all there's nothing to be gor, He that in Rome was christend Julius, The old wife; Law and justice, will not trot And was address'd to, by a crow, As pertinently, long ago;

THE law tirat niakes more knaves than e'er · And, as wit goes by colleges,

Little considers right or wrong; As well as standing and degrees,

But, likc authority, 's foon fatisfy'd He still writes better than the resta

When 'tis to judge on its owa fide, That's of the house that 's counted best.

THE law can take a purse in open court

, FAR greater numbers have been loft by hopes, Whilft it condemns a less delinquent for '. Than all the magazines of daggers, ropes, And other ammunitions of despair,

WHO can deserve, for breaking of the lang Were ever able to dispatch by fear.

A greater penance than an honeft cause

ALL those that do but rob and steal enough THERE 's nothing our felicities endear's Likethat which falls among our doubts and fears, And, need

not fear, nor be concern'd a strang

Are punishment and court of justice proof, And in the miserablest of distress

In all the idle bugbears of the law;
Improves attempts as desperate with success;

But confidentiy rob the gallows too,
Success, that owns and justifies all quarrels,
And vindicates deserts of hemp with laurels;

As well as other sufferers, of their due.
Or, but miscarrying in the bold attempt,

OLD laws have not been suffer'd to be pointed Turnis wreaths of laurel back agaiu to hemp.

To leave the sense at large the more disjointed,

And furnish lawyers; with the greater eafe, THE people have as much a negative voice

To turn and wird them any way they please. To hinder making war without their choice,

The Statute Law 's their Scripture, and Reports As kings of making laws in parliament;

The ancient reverend fathers of their courts; “No money” is as good as " No allent."

Records their general councils, and Decihos

Of judges on the bench their sole traditions, WHEN princes idly lead about,

For which, like Catholics, they've greater art Those of their party follow suit,

As th' arbitrary and unwritten law; Till others trump upon their play,

And strive perpetually to make the Atandard And turn the cards another way.

Of right between the tenant and the landlord; WHAT makes all subjects discontent

And, when two cases at a trial meet,

That, like indeutures, jump exactly fit, Against a prince's government,

And all the points, like Chequer-tallies, suit, And princes take as great offence,

The Court directs the obstinat'it dispute ; At subjects' disobedience,

There's no decorum usd of time, nor places That neither th’ other can abide,

Nor quality, nor person, in the case.
But too much reason on each side?
AUTHORITY is a disease and cure,

A MAN of quick and active wit
Which men can neither want nor well endure.

For drudgery is more unfit,

Compard to those of duller parts,
DAME Justice puts her sword into the scales, Than ruaning-nags to draw in carthen
With which she's said to weigh out true and false,
With no defign but, like the antique Gaul,

TOO much or too little wit
To get more money from the capital.

Do only render th' owners fit

For nothing, but to be undone ALL that which law and equity miscalls Much easier than if they 'ad none. By th' empty idle names of True and False,

AS those that are stark blind can trace Is nothing else but maggots blown between

The nearest ways from place to place, False witnesses and faller jurymen.

And find the right way eafier out, NO court allows those partial interlopers

Than those that hood-wink'd try to do te

So tricks of state are manag'd bert
Of Law and Equity, two single paupers,
T'encounter hand to hand at bars, and trounce By those that are fufpected least,

And greatest finele brought abous
Each other gratis is a fuit at once:

By engines molt unliks to do 'li

All the politics of the great

THE Roman Muftig with his triple crown, Are like the cynning of a cheat,

Does both the earth, and hell, and heaven, own, That lets his false dice freely run,

Befide th’imaginary territory, And trusts them to themselves alone,

He lays a title to in Purgatory; But never lets a true one ftir

Declares himself an absolute free prince Without some fingering trick or flur;

In his dominions, only over fins; And, when the gamesters doubt his play

But as for heaven, fince it lies to far Conveys his false dice safe away,

Above him, is but only titular, And leaves the true ones in the lurch,

And, like his Cross-keys badge upon a tavern, T endure the torture of the search.

Has nothing there to tempt, command, or go

vern : WHAT else does history use xo tell us Yet, when he comes to the accompt, and share But tales of subjects being rebellious ;

The profit of his prostituted ware, The vain perfidiousness of lords,

He finds his gains increase, by fin and women, And fatal breach of princes' words

Above his richest titular dominion.
To fottish pride and insolence
Of statesmen, and their want of fenfe ;

A JUBILEE is but a spiritual fair
Their treachery, that undoes, of custom, T expose to sale all sorts of impious ware,
Their own selves firft, next those who trust them? In which his Holiness buys nothing in,

To stock his magazines, but deadly sin,
BECAUSE a feeble limh's carest,

And deals iti extraordinary crimes, And more indulg'd than all the rests

That are not vendible at other times; So frail and tender consciences

For, dealing both for Judas and th' high-priest, gji Are humour'd to do what they please ,

He makes a plentifuller trade of Christ. 7. When that which goes for weak and feeble 2. Is found the moft incorrigible,

THAT spiritual pattern of the church, the To outdo all the fiends in hell

ark, * With rapine, murther, blood, and zeal. In which the ancient world did once imbark,

Had ne'er a helm in 't to direct its way, AS at th' approach of winter all

Although bound through an universal sea; The leaves of great trees use to fall,

When all the modern church of Rome's concern And leave them naked to engage

Is nothing else but in the helm and stern.
With forms and tempefts when they rage ;
While humbler plants are found to wear

IN the church of Rome to go to thrift,
Their fresh green liveries all the year :

Is but to put the soul on a clean shift.
So, when the glorious season 's gone
With great men, and hard times come on, AN ass will with his long ears fray,
The great'st calamities oppress

The flies, that tickle him, away;
The greatest Still, and spare the less.

But man delights to have his ears

Blown maggots in by flatterers.
AS when a greedy raven fees
A sheep entangled by the fleece,

ALL wit does but divert men from the road With hafty cruelty he flies

In which things vulgarly are understood, T' attack him, and pick out his eyes ;

And force Mistake and Ignorance to own
So do those vultures use, that keep

A better sense than commonly is known. ,
Poor prisoners faft like silly Theep,
As greedily to prey on all

IN little traces, more cheats and lying
That in their ravenous clutches fall :

Are us’d in selling than in buying ; For thorns and brambles, that came in

But in the great, unjuster dealing
To wait upon the curse for sin,

Is us'd in buying than in selling.
And were no past o' th' first creation,
But, for revenge, a new plantation,

ALL (matterers are more brisk and perc
Are yet the fite'st materials

Than those that understand an art; T'enclose the earth with living walls.

As little sparkles shine more bright So jailors, that are most accurat,

Than glowing coals, that give them light.
Are found most fit in being worst.

LAW does not put the least restraint
THERE needs no other charm, nor conjurer, Upon our freedom, but maintain 'l;
To raise infernal spirits up, but fear;

Or, if it does, 'tis for our good,
That makes men pull their horns in like a snail, To give us freer latitude:
That 's both a prisoner to itself, and jail; For wholesome laws preserve us free,
Draws more fantastic shapes than in the grains By stinting of our liberty.
of knotted wood in some men's crazy brains,
When all the cocks they think they fee, and bulls,

THE world has long endeavoured to reduce Are only in the insides of their {culls.

Thule things to practice that are of no ule; Yoz. 'II,

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