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As well he might ; for Orsin, griev'd

That thou shalt not (quoth Hudibras ;) Acth' wound that Cerdon had received,

We read, the Ancients held it was Ran to relieve him with his lore,

695 More honourable far fervare And cure the hurt lie gave before.

Civem, than Nay an adversary ; Meanwhile the Knight had wheel'd about

The one we oft to-day have done, To breathe himself, and next find out

The other shall dispatch anon: TH’ advantage of tluc ground, where best

And though thou 'rt of a different church, He might the ruited foe infest.

700 I will not leave thee in the lurch. This being resolv'd, he spurt'd his steed, This raid, he jogg'd his good fteed nigher, 765 To run at Orfin with full speed,

And steer'd hin gently towards the Squire, While he was busy in the care

Then bowing down his body, stretch'd Of Cerdon's wound, and unaware ;

His hand out, and at Ralpho reach'd ; But he was quick, and had already

705 When Trulla, whom he did not mind, Unto the part aprly'd remedy ;

Charg'd him like lightening behind. and seeing th’enenty prepar'd,

She had been long in search about Drew up, and itood upon his guard :

Magnano's wound, to find it out, Then like a warrior right expert

But could find none, nor where the shot And skilful in the martial art,

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That had so startled him was got : The subtle Knight straight made a lult,

But having found the worst was part, And judg'd it best to stay th' alfault,

She fell to her own work at last, Until he had reliev'd the Squire,

The pilage of the prifoners, And then (in order) to retire;

Which in all seats of arms was her's; Os, as occafion should invite,

715 And now to plunder Ralph the flex, Vith forces join'd repen' the fight.

When Hudibras his liard fate drew Ralplio, hy this time d fentrancut,

To succour him; for as he bow'd Upon his bum himselt advanc'd,

To help him up, the laid a load Tbough forely hruis'il ; his limbs all o'er Of blows so heavy, and plac'd so well, With ruthless bangs were stiit and fore : 720 On th' other side, that down tie fell. Right fain he would have got upon

Yield, ícoundrel base, (qunth the) or die; 95 His feet again, to get him gone,

Thy life is mine, and liberiy; Wien Hudibras to aid him came.

But if thou think ft I took thee tardy, Quoth he (and call'd him by his name)

And dar'it presume to be so hardy Courage, the day at length is ours,

725 To try thy fortune o'er afresh, And we once more, as conquerors,

I'll wave my title to thy flella, Have both the field and honou wou;

Thy arms and haggage, now my right, The foe is profligate and run:

And, if thou hast the heart to try'i, nean all such as can, for some

I'll lend thec back thyself a while, This hand hath sent to their long home; 730 And once more, for that carcase vile, And fome lie sprawling on the ground,

Fight upon tick. -Quioth Hudibras, With inany a gath and bloodly wound.

Thou oifer'st nobly, valiant laís, Criar himself could never say

And I shall take thee at thy word. lte got two victories in a day,

First let me rise and take my sword; As I have done, that can say, twice I 735 That sword which has to oft this day In one day sexi, vidi, aici.

Through squadrons of my foes made way, The foc s ro numerous, that we

And some to other worlds dispatcht, Cannot so often vincere,

Now with a feeble spinster matcht, And they poriri, and yet enow

Will blush, with blood ignoble ftain'd, Bee left to itrike an after-blow ;

740 | By which no honour's to be gain'd: Then, le at they rally, and once more

But if thou 'lt take m' advice in this, Put us to fight the business o'er,

Consider, whilst thou may ft, what'tis Get up, and mountthy steed; difpaten,

To interrupt a victor's course, Aod let us both their motions watch,

B' opposing such a trivial force : Quoth Ralph, I thould not, if I were 745 For if with conquest I come off, In case for action, now he here;

(And that I shall do sure enough) Nor bave I turn'd niy back, or hing'd

Quarter thou canst not have, nor grace,
An aríe, for fear of being bang d.

By law of arms, in such a case;
It was for you I got these harms,
Adventuring to fetch off your' al ms.

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The blows and drubs I have receivid,
Have bruis'd my body, and bereav'd

Ver. 791–795) What a generous and a My limbs of strength: unless you stoop,

daunted heroine was Trulla! She makes the And reach your hands to pull nie up,

greatest figure in the Canto, and alone 0927 i mall lie here, and be a prey

the valiant hero of the Poem. There are To those who now are run away.

instances, I believe, in either romance art that come up to this.

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Both which I now do offer freely.

Why doft not put me to the sword, I scorn (quoth she) thou coxcomb filly,

But cowardly ny from thy word ? (Clapping her hand upon her breech,

Quoth Hudibras, The day 's thine own; To thew how much the priz'd his speech) Thou and thy stars have caft me down: Quarter or counsel from a foe;

My laurels are transplanted now, If thou canst force me to it, do:

And flourish on thy conquering brow: But left it mould again be said,

My loss of honour's great enough, When I have once more won thy head,

820 Thou needft not brand it with a scoff: I took thee napping, unprepard,

Sarcasms may eclipse thine own, Arm, and betake thee to thy guard.

But cannot blur my loft renown: This taid, the to her tackle fell,

I am not now in Fortune's power, And on the Knight let fall a peal

He that is dow) can fall no lower. Of blows so fierce, and press'd so home, 825 The ancient heroes were illustrious That he recir'd, and follow'd 's bum.

For being benign, and not blustrous 880 Stand to 't (quoth Me) or yield to mercy;

Against a vanquish'd foe: their swords It is not fighting arfie-versie

Were Marp and crenchant, not their words; Shall serve chy turn. This stirr'd his spleen And did in fight but cut work out More than the danger he was in,

830 T'employ their courtefies about. The blows he felt, or was to feel,

Quoth The, although thou hast deserv'd, Although th' already made him reel;

Base Slubberdeguilion, to be serv'd Honour, despight, revenge, and thame,

As thou didst vow to deal with me, At once into his stomach came;

If thou hadIt got the victory. Which fir'd it fo, he rais'd his arm

Yet I shall rather act a part Above his head, and rais'd a storm

That suits my fame, than thy desert. 890 of blows so terrible and thick,

Thy arms, thy liberty, beside As if he meant to hash ber quick:

Allthat's on th' outside of thy hide, But she upon her truncheon took them,

Are mine by military law, And by ovlique diversion broke them, 840

Of which I will not bait one straw; Waiting an opportunity

The rest, thy life and limbs, once more, To pay all back with usury,

Though doubly forfeit, I restore. Which long she fail'd not of; for now

Quoth Hudibras, It is too late The Knight with one dead doing blow

For me to treat or ftipulate; Resolving to decide the fight,

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What thou command'It I must obey; And she with quick and cunning Neight

Yet those whom I expung'd tu-day, Avoiding it, the force and weight

Of thine own party, I let go, He charg'd upon it was so great,

And gave them life and freedom too, As almost sway'd him to the ground:

Both Dogs and Bear, upon their parole, No sooner the th' advantage found,

Whom I took prisoners in this quarrel. But in the flew; and seconding,

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Quoth Trulla, Whether thou or they 905 With home-made thratt, the heavy swing,

Let one another run away, She laid him Aat upon his side,

Concerns not mc; but was 't not thou And, mounting on his trunk astride,

That gave Crowdero quarter too? Quoth the, I told thec what would come 855 Crowdero whom, in irons bound, Of all thy vapouring, base scum :

Thou basely threw'it into Lob's pound, 918 Say, will the law of arms allow

Where still he lies, and with regret ; I may have grace and quarter now?

His generous bowels rage and fret : Or.wilt thou rather break thy word,

But now thy curcase Thall redeem, And Itain thine honour', than thy sword?

860 And serve to be exchang'd for him. A man of war to damn his soul, In hasely breaking his parole; And when before the fight, th' had'It vow'd Ver.913, 914.] This was but an equitable reTo give no quarter in cold blood;

taliation, thou hi very disgraceful to one of the Now thou hast got me for a Tartar, 865 Knight's Itation. Is not the Poet to be blamed To make m’against my will take quarter, for bringing his hero to such a direful condition,

and for representing him as stript and degraded Ver. 856.) Instead of this and the nine follow- by a trull: No, certainly. It was her right, by ing lines, in edition 1674, and the following edi- the law of arms (which the Poct must observei, tions, these four stood in the two first editions of to use her captive at her pleasure. Trulla acted

more honourably by him than he expected, and

generoufiy screened him from a threatening Shall I have quarter now, you ruffin?

Itofm, ready to be poured on him by her comOr wilt thou be worse than thy huffing? Thou saidft th' wouldst kill ine, marry wouldit famous heroine lead the captive in triumph to the

rades. With what pomp and folemnity does this thou !

Itocks, to the eternal honour of her sex! Why dost thou not, thou Jack-a-nods thou?

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This faid, the Knight did straight submit '915 Are wont to use, they soon arriv'd, And laid his weapons at her feet.

In order soldier like contriv'd, Next he disrobid his gaberdine,

Still marching in a warlike posture, And with it did himielf resign.

As fit for battle as for muster. She took it, and forthwtih divesting

The Knight and Squire they first unhorle, The mantle that she wore, said jefting, 920 And bending 'gaint the fort their force, Take thai, and wear it for iny fake;

They all advanc'd, and round about Then threw it o'er his sturdy back.

Begirt the magical redoubt. And as the French, we conquer'd once,

Magnan' led up in this adventure, Now give us laws for pantaloons,

And made way for the rest to enter: The length of breeches, and the gathers, 925 For he was skilful in Black Art, Port-cannons, perriwigs, and feathers;

Xo less than he that built the fort,

990 Just so the proud insulting lass

And with an iron mace laid flat Array'd and dighted Hudibras.

A breach, which straight all enter'd at, Meanwhile the other champions, yerft

And in the wooden dungeon found In hurry of the fight disperit,

930 Crowdero laid upon the ground: Arriv'd, when Trulla won the day,

Him they release from dorance base,

995 To share i'ch' honour and the prey,

Restor'd this Fiddle and his case, And out of Huditras's hide

And liberty, his thirsty rage
With vengeance to be satisfy'd;

With luscious vengeance to assuage;
Which now they were about to pour 935 For he no sooner was at large,
Upon him in a wooden shower,

But Truila straight brought on the charge, 1009 But Trulla thrust herself between,

And in the self-fame linibo put And striding o'er his back again,

The Knight and Squire where he was fhut ; She brandim'd o'er her head his word,

Where leaving them in Hockley-i'-thi-hole, And vow'd they mould not break her word; 940 | Their bangs and durance to condole, She 'ad giv'n him quarter, and her bload, Confind and conjur'd into narrow 100; Or theirs, should make that quarter good; Enchanted manfion to know forrow, For she was bound, by law of arms,

In the same order and array To see him safe from further harms,

Which they advanc'd, they march'd away : In dungeon deep Crowdero, cast

945 But Hudibras, who fcond to stoop By Hudibras, as yet lay fast,

To Fortune, or be said to droop, Where, to the hard and ruthless Stones,

Chcer'd up himself with ends of verse, His great heart made perpetual moans ;

And sayings of philosophers. Him The resolv'd that budibras

Quoth he, Th' one half of man, his mind, Should ransom, and supply his place. 959 Is, fui juris, unconfin'd, This stopp'd their fury, and the harting And cannot be laid by the heels,

torj Which towards Hudibras was hasting;

Whate'er the other moiety feels. 'They thought it was but just and right

'Tis not restraint, or liberty, That what she had atch ev'd in fight

That inakes men prisoners or froe ; She Mould dispose of how she pleas'd , 955 But perturbations that possess Crowdero ought to be releas'd:

The mind, or equanimities, Nor could that any way be done

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The whole world was not half so wide So well as this the pitch'd upon :

To Alexander, when he cry'd, For who a better could imagine?

Because he had but one to subdue,
This therefore they resolvid t'engage in. 960 As was a paltry narrow rub to
The Knight and Squire first they made

Diogenes ; who is not said
Rise from the ground where they were laid, (For aught that ever I could read)
Then mounted both upon their horses,

To whine, put finger i'th' eye, and fob,
But with their faces to the arlos.

Because he 'ad ne'er another tub. Orfin led Hudibras's beast,

965 The Ancients make two several kinds And Talgol that which Ralpho preft;

Of prowess in hieroic minds,

1030 Whom Itout Magnano, valiant Ccido!,

The active and the pailive val'ant, And Colon, waited as a guard on :

Both which are pari libra gallant; All ushering Trulla in the rear,

For both to give blous, and to carry, With th' arms of either prisoner.

970 In figlits are equi-necessary : In this proud order and array

But in defeats the parlive sout
They put themselves upon their way,

Are always found to stand it out
Striving to reach th' inchanted Castle,
Where ilout Crowsero in durance lay fill.
Thither with greater speed than thows 973

Ver. 1003.) Wbere leaving tben in HackiAnd triumph over conquer'd foes

ib-boie. Altered, 1674, to, l' tbe wretched til Do use t'allow, or than the Bears,

Reftored, 1704. Or pageants borne before lord-mayors,

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Molt desperately, and to out-do

To take the height on 't, and explain The active, 'gainst a conquering foe,

To what degree it is profanc; Though we with blacks and blues are suggil'd, Whats'ever will not with (thy what-d'-je call) Or, as the vulgar say, are cudgel’d, 1040 Thy light jump right, thou call it Synodical; 1080 He that is valiant, and dares fight,

As if Presbytery were a standard Though drubb’d, can lose no lionour by 't. To lize whatsoever 's to be Nander'd. Honour 's a lease for lives to come,

Doft not remember how this day And cannot be extended from

Thou to my beard wait bold to say, The legal tenant: 'tis a chattel

1045 That thon couldīt prove Bear-baiting equal 1085 Not to be forfeited in battle.

With Synods, orthodox and legal? If he that in the field is Nain,

Do, if thou can'ft, for I deny's, Be in the bed of Honour lain,

And dare thee to 't with all thy light. He that is beaten may be faid

Quoth Ralpho, Truly that is no To lie in Honour's truckle-bed. 1050 Hard matier for a man to do,

1090 For as we see th' eclipsed sun

'That has but any guts in 's brains, By mortals is more gaz'd upon

And could believe it worth his pains: Than when, adornd with all his light,

But since you dare and urge me to it, He shines in ferene sky most bright;

You 'll find I've light enough to do it. So valour, in a low estate,

1055 Synods are mystical Bear-gardens, 1095 Is most admir'd and wonder'd ac.

Where Elders, Deputies, Church-wardens, Quoth Ralph, How great I do not know And other Members of the Court, We may by being beaten grow ;

Manage the Babylonith sport;
But none, that see how here we fit,

For Prolocntor, Scribe, and Bear-ward,
Will judge us overgrown with wit. 1060 Do differ only in a mere word.
As Gifted Brethren, preaching by

Both are but several fynagogues
A carnal hour-glass, do imply

Of carnal men, and Bears and Dogs: Illumination can convey

Both antichristian assemblies, Into them what they have to say,

To mischief bent as far 's in them lies: But not how much; so well enough 1065 Both stave and tail, with fierce contests, 1105 Know you to charge, but not draw off:

The one with men, the other beasts. For who, without a cap and Faulle,

The difference is, the one fights with Having subdued a Bear and rabble,

The tongue, the other with the teeth; And might with honour have come off,

And that they bait but Bears in this, Would put it to a second proof?

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In th'other Souls and Consciences; A politic exploit, right fit

Where Saints themselves are brought to stake For Presbyterian zeal and wit.

For Gospel light and Conscience' sake; Quoth Hudibras, That cuckoo's tone,

Exposid to Scribes and Presbyters, Ralpho, thou always harp'it upon :

Instead of Martive Dogs and Curs;
When thou at any thing wouldit rail, 1075 Than whom they've less humanity, 1185
Thou mak'ft Presbytery thy scale,

For these at Touls of men will fly.
This to the Prophet did appear,

Who in a vision saw a Bear, Ver. 1061, 1962.) In those days there was al-Prefiguring the beastly rage ways an hour-glass stood by the pulpit, in a frame of Church-rule, in this latter age ; 3120 of iron made on purpose for it, and fastened to As is demonstrated at full the board on which the cushion lay, that it might By him that baited the Pope's Bull. be visible to the whole congregation; who, if the Bears naturally are beasts of prey, fermon did not hold till the glafs was out (which That live by rapine; fo do they. was turned up as soon as the text was taken), What are their orders, Conftitutions, .3125 would say that the preacher was lazy; and if he Church-censures, Curses, Absolutions, held out much longer, would yawn and stretch, But several mystic chains they make, and by those signs fignify to the preacher that they To tie poor Christians to the stake? began to be weary of his discourse, and wanted And then set Heathen officers, to be dismissed. These hour-glasses renained in Instead of Dogs, about their ears.

1130 fome churches till within these forty years. For to prohibit and dispense,

Ver. 1072.] Ralpho looked upon their ill plight To find out, or to make offence ; to be owing to his master's bad conduct; and, of hell and heaven to dispose, to vent his resentment, he satirizes him in thé To play with souls at fast and loose; most affecting part of his character, his religion: this, by degrees, brings on the old arguments about Synods. The Poet, who thought he had not sufficiently lashed classical assemblies, very

Ver. 1129.) They were more tyrannical in judiciously completes it, now there is full leifure office than any officers of the bishop's court. for it.

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Judge rightly if Regeneration
And mulēts, on fin and zodliness ;

Be of the newest cut in fashion :
Reduce the Church to Gospel-order,

Sure'tis an orthodox opinion,
By rapine, facrilege, and murther ;

That Grace is founded in dominion.
To make Preth tery supreme,

Great piety consists in pride ;
And Kings themselves fubmit to them; 1140

The rule is to be sanctify'd:
And force all people, though against

To domineer, and to controul,
Their consciences, to turn Saints;

Both o'er the body and the soul,
Must prove a pretty thriving trade,

Is the most perfe& discipline
When Saints monopolists are made:

Of Church-rule, and by right divine.
When pious frauds and holy lifts 1145 Bell and the Dragon's chaplains were
Are Dispensations and Gifts,

More moderate than theie by far:
There godline's hecomes mere ware,

For they (poor k naves) were glad to cheat,
Arid every Synod but a fair.

Toget their wives and children meat ;
Synods are wheips o'th' Inquisition,

But there will not be fobb’d off so,

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A mongrel breed of like pernicion, 1150 They must have wealth and power too;
And growing up, became the fires

Or else with blood and defolation
Of Scribes, Conmillioners, and Triers ;

They 'li tear it out o'th' heart o'th' nation.
Whore husiness is, by cunning Neight,

Sure there themselves from primitive
To cast a figure for men's light,

And Heathen priesthood do derive,
To find, in lines of beard and face, 1155 When Butchers were the only clerks,
The phyfiognomy of Grace;

Elders and Presbyters of Kirks;
And by the found and twang of nose,

Whosc directory was to kill,
If all be found wähin disclose;

And some believe it is so ftill.
Free from a crack or faw of fimning,

The only difference is, that then

119; As men try pipkins by the ringing;

1160 They Naughter'd only beasts, now men. By black caps underlaid with white,

For then to sacrifice a Bullock,
Give certain guess at inward light:

Or, now and then, a child, to Moloch,
Wliich Serjeants of the Gospel wear,

They count a vile abomination,
To niake the Sp'ritual Calling clear.

But not to slaughter a whole nation.
The handkerchief about the neck 1165 Presbytery does but tranllate
(Canonical cravat of Smeck,

The Papacy to a free state :
From whoin the institution came,

A common-wealth of Popery,
When Church and State they set on fame, Where every village is a See
And worn by them as badges then

As well as Rome, and must maintain
Of Spiritual Warfaring-man)

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A tithe-pig metropolitan ;
Where every Prelbyter and Deacon

Commands the keys for cheese and bacon,
Ver. 1156.] Thefe Triers pretended to great

And every hamlet's governed

By 's Holiness, the Church's head, skill in this respect; and if they diliked the beard or face of a man, they would, for that reason

More haughty and severe in 's place, alone, refuse to admit him, when presented to

Than Gregory and Boniface. a living, unless he had some powerful frienj

Such Church must, surely, be a monster to support him. “ The questions that these men

With many heads : for if we conster put to the persons to be examined were not

What in th’ Apocalypse we find,
" abilities and learning, but grace in their hearts, According to th' Apostle's mind,
" and that with so bold and faucy an inquisition, Tis that the Whore of Babylon
“ that some men's spirits trembled at the inter- With many heads did ride upon,

Which heads denote the finful trihe
rogatories; they phrasing it fo, as if (as was
* said at the council of Trent) they had the Holy of Deacon, Priest, Lay-elder, Scribe.
“ Ghost in a cloke-bag."

Lay-elder, Simeon to Levi,

Whose little finger is as heavy
Their questions generally were there, or such As loins of patriarchs, prince-prelate,
like, When were you converted? Where did you

And bishop-secular. This zealot begin to feel the motions of the Spirit? In what is of a mongrel, diverse kind, year? in what month? in what day about what Cleric before, and Lay behind; hour of the day, had you the secret call, or mo A lawless hinsy-woolly brother, tion of the Spirit, to undertake and labour in the Half oi one order, hálf another; ministry! What work of grace has God wrought A creature of amphibious nature, upon your foud? And a great many other question land a beast, a fish in water: ons about regeneration, predcftination, and the That always preys on grace or fin; like.

Aiheep without, a wolf within. Vor. 1166.) Smeciyn:nuus was a club of holders. This fierce inquisitor has chief forth.

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