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He 'ad seen three governments run down, For, as old sinners have all points

405 And had a hand in every one ;

O'th' compass in their bones and joints; Was for them, and against them all,

Can by their pangs and aches find But barbarous when they came to fall :

All turns and changes of the wind, For, by trepanaing th' old co ruin,

365 And, better than by Napier's boules, He made his interest with the new one; Feel in their own the age of moons;

40 Play'd truc and faithful, though against

So guilty fingers, in a state, His conscience, and was itill advanc'd :

Can by their crimes prognosticate, For, by the witchcraft of rebellion

And in their consciences feel pain Transform'd i' a feeble state-camelion, 370 Some days before a shower of rain: By giving aim from fide to lide,

He, therefore, wisely caft about

415 He never fail'd to save his tide,

All ways he could t'insure his throat, But got the start of every state,

And hither came, t'observe and smoke
And, at a change, ne'er came too late ;

What courses other riskers took,
Couliturn his word, and oath, and faith 375 And to the utmost do his best
As many ways as in a lath;

To save himself, and hang the reit.
B: turning wriggle, like a screw :

To match this Saint there was anothier, Int' higheit truit, and out, for new;

As busy and perverse a Brother, For when he 'ad happily incurr'd,

An haberdaiher of small wares Instead of hemp, to be preferr’d,

380 In politics and state affairs; And país'd upon a government,

More Jew than Rabbi Achithopliel, 425 He play'd his trick, and out he went;

And better gifted to rebel; But being out, and out of hopes

For when l' had taught his tribe to 'spouse To mount his ladder (more) of ropes,

The Cause, aloft upon one house, Would strive to raise himself upon

385 He scorn'd to set his own in order, The public rain, and his own;

But try'd another, and went further ; 430 So little did he understand

So suddenly addicted still The desperate feats he took in hand,

To 's only principle, liis will, For, when he 'ad got himself a name

That, wliatsoe'er it chanc'd to prove, For frauds and tricks, he spoil'd his game; 390 Nor force of argument could move, Had forc'd his neck into a noole,

Nor law, nor cavalcade of Ho'born, 435 To thew his play at fast and loose ;

Could render half a grain less stubborn;
And, when he chanc'd l'escape, mistook, For he at any time would hang,
For art and subtlety, his luck.

For th' opportunity t' haranguc;
So riglit his judgment was cut fit,

395 | And rather on a gibbet dangle, And made a tally to his wit,

Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle ; 440 And both together most profound

In which his parts were so accomplisht, At deeds of darkness under ground;

That, right or wrong, he ne'er was nonplust: As th' earth is cafeit undermin’d,

But Itill his tongue ran on, the less By vermin impotent and blind,

Of weight it bore, with greater eale By all these arts, and many more

And with its everlasting clack

445 te 'ad parctis'd long and much before,

Set all men's ears upon the rack. Jur state-artificer foresaw

No fooner could a hint appear, Which way the world began to draw:

But up he started to picqueer,

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Ver. 420.) Sir A. Ashley Cooper was of the “if thou are the miller's man, thou art a false miller's mind who was concerned in the Cornish lying knave, and canít not do thy master more ebellion in the year 1558: hé, apprehending that icrvice than to hang for him :" and, without ir William Kingston, Provost-marshal, and a more cereniny, he was executed. igorous man upon that occasion, would order Ver. 421.) This character exactly suits John im to be hanged upon the next tree before he Lilburn, and no other, especially the 437, 438, yent off, told his servant that he expected some 439, and 440th lines : for it was laid of him, entlemen would come a-fishing to the mill, and, when living, by Judge Jenkins, “That if the they enquired for the miller, fic ordered him 6 world was emptied of all but himself, Lilburn o fay that he was the miller. Sir William came “ would quarrel with Jolin, and John with Like ccording to expectation, and inquiring for the “burn;" which part of his character gave occauiller, the poor harmless servant laid he was the fion for the following lines at his death; ailler. Upon which the Provost ordered his ervants to seize him, and hang him upon the next Is John departed, and is Lilburn gone? ree; which terrified the poor fellow, and made Farewell to both, to Lilburn and to Jolin. ilm cry out, I am not the milier, but the miller's Yet, being dead, take this advice from me, nan. The Provoit told him, " That he would Lec them not both in one grave buried be: take him at his word: if (fays he) thou art the Lay John liere, and Lilburn thereabout, miller, thou art a busy kaave and rebel;-and For if they both ihould meet they would fall out.

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And made the fouteft yield to mercy,

And, since our workings-out are croft,

503 When he engag'd !n controverfy;

450 Throw up the Cause before 'ris loft. Not by the force of carnal reaton,

Was it to run away we meant But indefatigable teazing;

When, taking of the covenant, With vollies of eternal babble,

The lamest cripples of the Brothers And clamour, more unanswerable.

Took oaths to run before all others, For though his topics, frail and weak, 455 Buit, in their own sense, only swore Could ne'er amount above a freak,

To strive to run away hcfore, He still maintain'd them, like his faults,

And now would prové, that words and cath Against the de'perat'ít affaults.

Engage us to renounce them both? And back'd their feeble want of sense

'Tis true the Cause is in the lurch,

51; With greater heat and confidence ;

460 Between a right and mongrel-church, As bones of Hectors, when they differ,

'The Presbyter and Independent, The more they 're cudgeld, grow the stiffer. That stickle which thall make an end on't; Yet, when his profit moderated,

As 'twas made out to us the last The fury of his heat ahated;

Expedient, -( I niean Margaret's faft) For nothing but his interest

465 When Providence had been suborn’d Could lay his devil of contest:

What answer was to be return'd: Il was his choice, or chance, or curse,

Else why mould tumults fright us now, T'espouse the cause for better or worse,

We have so many times gone through And with his worldly goods and wit,

And understand as well to tame And soul and body, worship'd it:

470 As, when they serve our turns, t’infame! But when he found the fullen trapes

Have prov'd how inconsiderable Poffefs'd with th' devil, worms, and claps ; Are all engagements of the rabble ; The Trojan mare, in foal with Greeks,

Whose frenzies inust be reconcil'd
Not half so full of jadith tricks;

With drums and rattles, like a child,
Though squeamish in her outward woman, 475 But never prov'd fo prosperous,'
As loose and rampant as Dol Common;

As when they were led on by us;
He still resolv’d, to mend the matter,

For all our scouring of religion T' adhere and cleave the obftinater ;

Began with tumults and fedition ; And still, the skittisher and loofer

When hurricanes of fierce commotion Her freaks appcard, to fit the closer: 480 Became strong motives to devotion For fools are iubborn in their way,

(As carnalf amen, in a storm, As coins are harden'd by th' allay;

Turn pious converts, and reform); And obstinacy's ne'er fo ftiff,

When rusty weapons, with chalk'd edges, As when 'tis in a wrong helief.

Maintain'd our fecble privileges,

SA These two, with others, being met, 485| And brown-bills, levy'd in the City, And close in consultation set,

Made bills to pass the Grand Committee; After a discontented pause,

When Zeal, with aged clubs and gleaves, And not without sufficient cause,

Gave chace to rochets and white fleeves, The orator we nam'd of late,

And made the Church, and Sate, and Laws, Less troubled with the pangs of state 490 Submit t' old iron, and the Cause. Than with his own impatience

And as we thriv'd hy tumults then, To give himself first audience,

So might be better now again, After he had a while look'd wise,

If we knew how, as then we did, At last broke silence, and the ice.

To use them righ:ly in our need: Quoth he, There's nothing makes me doubt 495 | Tuniults, hy which the mutinous Our last outgoings brought about,

Betray themselves instead of us; More than to see the characters

The hollow-hearted, disaffccted, of real jealousies and fears,

And cluse malignant are detected;
Not feign'd, as once, but sadly horrid,

Who lay their lives and fortunes down,
Scor'd ryon every Member's forehead; 500 For pledges to secure our ownl;
Who, 'cause the clouds are drawn together,
And threater, sudden change of weather,
Feel pangs and aches of state-turns,

propenfion to loquacity would ceria'nly hare er. And revolutions in their corns;

erted itself on so important an occafion; and rhetoric and jargon would not have beea :

politic or entertaining than that of the two Ver. 485, 436.] This cabal was held at White-tor. here characterised. hall, at the very time that General Monk was Ver. 521.] Alluding to the impudence of :: dining with the city of London. I heartily with pretended faints, who frequently direta cu thie Poet had introduced tlie worthy Sir Iludibras Almighty what inswers he ihould return to : into this grand arembly; Zis presence would pravers.' Mr. Simcon Aih was called the u.hive continued an uniformity in this poem, and illegor. been very pleasing to the speciaor. His lural

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And freely sacrifice their ears

But left at large to make their best on, T'appease our jealousies and fears :

Without being call'd l account or question: And yet for all these providences

Interpret all the spleen reveals, W' are offer'd, if we had our senses, 560 As Whittington explain'd the bells; 620 We idly fit, like Itupid blockheads,

And bid themselves turn back again Our hands committed to our pockets,

Lord Mayors of New Jerusalem ; And nothing but our tongues at large,

But look so big and overgrown, To get the wretclies a discharge ;

They 1corn their edifiers to own, Like men condemu'd to thunderbolts, 565 Who taught them all their sprinkling lessons, 635 Who, ere the blow, become mere dolts;

Their tones, and sanctify'd expreflions, Or fools befolted with their crimes,

Bestow'd their gifts upon a Saint, That know not how to shift betimes,

Like charity, on those that want; That neither have the liearts to Itay,

And learn'd th' apocryphal bigots Nor wit enough to run away;

570 T'inipire themselves with short-hand notes ; 630 Who, if we could refolve on either,

For which they scorn and hate then worse Might stand or fall at least togetlier ;

Than dogs and cats do fow-gelders : No nican nor trivial folaces

For who first bred them up to pray, To partners in extreme distress;

And teach the House of Commons' way Who use to leflen their despairs

375 Where had they all their gifted phrases By parting thein intequal shares;

But from oui Calamies and Cases ? As if, the more they were to bear,

Without 1 hote sprinkling and rowing, They felt the weight the easier;

Who e'er had heard of Nye or Owen And every one the gentler hung,

Their Dispensations had been stifled, The more he took his turn among. 580 But for oir Adoniram Byfield;

640 But 'tis not come to that, as yet,

And, had they not begun the war, If we had courage left, or wit,

They 'ad ne'er been fainted as they are : Who, when our fate can be no worse,

For Saints in peace degenerate, Are fitted for the bravest course.

And dwindle down to reprobate ; Have time to rally, and prepare 585 | Their zeal corrupts, like standing water,

645 Our last and best defence, despair:

In th’intervals of war and Naughter; Despair, by which ihe gallant'st feats

Abates the sharpneis of its edge, tave been atchiev'd in greatest straits,

Without the power of facrilege: And horrid'st dangers safely wav'd,

And though they 've tricks to cast their fins, By being courageoully outbravd;

590 As easy as serpents do their skins, is wounds by wider wounds are heal'd,

That in a while grow out again, ind poisons by themselves expellid:

In peace they turn mere carnal men, And so they miglit be now again,

And, from the most refin’d of Saints, f we were, what we should be, men;

As naturally grow miscreants ind not so dully desperate, 595 As barnacles turn foland geese

655 o side against ourselves with Fale:

In th' inlands of th’Orcades. is criminals, condemn'd to fuffer,

Their Dispensation is but a ticket Tre blinded first, and then tuna'd over.

For their conforming to the Wicked, This comes of breaking Cove!lants,

With whom the greatcit difference ind setting up exauns of Saints,

600 | Lies more in words and Thew than sense: 660 hat fine, like aldermen, for grace,

For as the Pope, that keeps the gate o be excus'd the efficace :

Of heaven, wears three crowns of state; or spiritual men are too transcendent,

So he that keeps the gate of hell, hat mount their banks, for independent, Proud Cerberus, wears three heads as well; o hang, like Mahomet, in the air, 605| And, if the world has any troth, i St. Ignatius, at his prayer,

Some have been canoniz'd in both. y pure geometry, and hate ependence upon church or state: islain the pedantry o'th' letter,

Ver. 636.] Calamy and Case were chief men nd, fince obedience is better

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among the Presbyterians, as Owen and Nye were Che Scripture says) than sacrifice,

among It the Independents. lelume the jefs on 't will sutlice;

Ver. 640.] Adoniram Byfield. He was a broken nd scorn to have the moderat'st stints

apothecary, a zealous Covenanter, one of the rescrib'd their peremptory hints,

fcribes to the Assembly of Divines; and, no doubt, rany opinion, true or falle,

615 for his great zeal and pains-taking in his office, eclar'd as such, in Doctrinals;

he had the profit of printing the Directory, the copy whereof was sold for 40el. though, when

printed, the price was but three-pence. Ver. 600.) And Jerting up exauns of Saints. Ver. 648.) It is an observation made by many his is false printed; it ihould be written exemis, writers upon the Allembly of Divincs, chat in - exempis, which is a French word, pronounced their annotations upon the Bible they caurioudy

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But whether that he lo or not,

Who, when the Cause is in distress, We've done enough to have it thought, 800 Can furnish out what sums they plcase,

860 And that 's as good as if we ’ad done '', That bruoding lie in banker's hands, And easier pass’d upon account:

To be dispos'd at their commands, For if it be but half deny'd,

And daily increase and multiply 'Tis half as good as justify'd.

With Doctrine, Use and Usury; The world is naturally averse

805! Can fetch-in parties (as, in war, To all the truth it sees or hears,

All other heads of cattle are) But swallows nonsense, and a lye,

From th' enemy of all religions, With greediness and gluttony;

As well as high and low conditions, And though it have the pique, and long, And Thare them, from blue ribbands, down 'Tis still for something in the wrong ; 810 To all blue aprons in the town:

870 As wonien long, when they're with child, !

From ladies hurried in calleches, For things extravagant and wild;

With corners at their footmen's brçeches, For meats ridiculous and fulfome,

To bawds as far as Mother Nab, But seldom any thing that's wholesome; All guts and belly, like a crab, And, like the world, men's jobbernoles

Our party 's great, and better ty'd Turn round upon their ears, the pules,

With oaths, and trade, than any side; And what they 're confidently told,

Has one considerable improvement By no sense else can be control'd.

To double fortify the Covenant; And this, perhaps, may prove the means

I mean our Covenant to purchase Once more to hedge in Providence. 820 | Delinquents' titles, and the Church's, 880 For, as relapses make diseases

That pass in sale, from hand to hand, More desperate than their first accesses,

Among ourselves, for current land, If we but get again in power,

And rise or fall, like Indian actions, Our work is easier than before,

According to the rate of factions; And we more ready and expert

825 Our best reserve for Reformation, 885 I'th' mystery, to do our part:

When new Outgoings give occafion; We, who did rather undertake

That keeps the loins of Brethren girt, The first war to create than make;

The Covenant (their creed) assert; And, when of nothing 'was beguil,

And, when they've pack'd a Parliament, Rais'd funds, as itrang , to carry it on; 830 Will once more try th'expedient:

892 Trepann'd the state, and fac'd it down,

Who can already muster fi iends With plots and projects of our own;

To serve for members to our ends, And if we did such feats at first,

That represent no part o' th' nation, What can we, now we're better verst?

But Filher’s-folly congregation; Who have a freer fatitude,

Are only tools to our intrigues, Than finners give themselves, allow'd;

And fitlike geese to hatch our eggs; And therefore likeliest to bring in,

Who, by their precedents of wit, On fairest terms, vur Discipline ;

T' outfalt, outloiter, and outsit, To which it was reveal'd long since

Can order matters underhand, We were ordaio'd by Providence, 840 To put all business to a stand;

900 When three Saints' ears, our predecessors, Lay public bills aside for private, The Cause's primitive confeffors,

And niake them one another drive out; Being crucify'd, the nation food

Divert the great and neceita: Y, In just so many years of blood,

With trifles to contest and vary; Thai, multiply'd by Six, expreft 845 | And make the nation represent,

905 The perfect number of the Beast,

And serve for us in Parliament And prov'd that we must be the men

Cut out more work than can be done To bring this work about again ;

In Plato's vear, but fiviih nione, And those who laid the first foundation,

Urilers it be the bulls of Lenthal, Complete the thorough Reformation : 850 That always pass'd for fundamental; 910 For who have gifts to carry on co great a work, but we alone; What Churches have such able paftors,

Ver. 909.) Mr. Lenthal was Speaker to that And precious, powerful, preaching Masters? House of Commons which begun the Rebellion, Polleis'd with absolute duminious

$55 murdered the King, becoming then but the Rumpa D'er Brethren's purses and opinions?

or fag-end of a House, and was turried out by And, trusted with the double keys

Oliver Cromwell; reitored after kichard was Of heaven and their warehouses;

outed, and at lalt diffolved themielves ai General Monk's command: and as his name was set to

the ordinances of ihis House, these ordinances are Ver. 841.] Burton, Prynne, and Bastwicke, here called the Bulls of Lenbal, in allusion to the hree notorious ringleaders of the factions, just : Pope's bulls, which are humoroully described by at the beginning of the late horrid Rebellion. the author of A Tale of Pub,

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