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Can set up grandee against grandee,

Be sure to keep up congregations, Tosquander time away and bandy;

In spite of laws and proclan ations: Make Lords and Commoners lay sieges

For chiarlatans can do no good,
To one another's privileges;

Until they're nounted in a crowd;
And, rather than compound the quarrel, 915 And when they're punith'd, all the hurt
Engage, to ih'inevitable peril

Is but to fare the better for 't; of both their ruins, th' only scope

As long as confeflors are sure

975 And consolation of our hope ;

Of double pay for all th' endure, Wno, though we do not play the game,

And what they earn in persecution, Allist as much by giving aim;

920 Are paid t'a groat in contribution: Can introduce our ancient arts,

Whence some tub-holders-forth have made -For heads of factions, t'act their parts;

In powdering-tubs their richest trade; Know what a leading voice is worth,

And, while they kept their shops in prison, A seconding, a third, or fourth;

Have found their prices strangely risen;
How much a casting voice conies to, 925 Diluain to own the least regret,
That turns up trump of Aye or No;'

For all the Christian blood we're let;
And, by adjusting all at th' end,

'Twill save our credit, and maintain Share every one his dividend:

Our title to do so again ; An art that so much study cost,

That needs not cost one dram of sense, And now 's in danger to be lost,

930 But pertinacious impudence. Unleis our ancient virtuoso's,

Our conitaricy to our principles, That iound it out, get into th' Houses,

In ti ne, will wear out all things else; There are the courses that we took

Like marble statues, rubb'd in pieces To car:y things by nok or crook,

With ga lantry of pilgrims' kifles; And praétis'd do inn from forty-four, 935 While those who turn and wind their carbs, Unul they turn'd us out of door.

Have swellid and lunk, like other froths; Besides, the herds of Bout:feus

Prevail'd a while, but 'twas not long

935 We set on work without the House,

Before from world to world they swung. When every knight a.d citizen

As hey had to n'd from side to side; Kept legiflative journeymen,

949 | And as the changelings lived the: dy'd. To bring them in intciligence,

This fuid, ch' impatient Statesmonger From all points, of the rabble's sense,

Could now contain himself no longer, And fill the lobbies of both Houses,

Who had not spar'd to thew his piques With politic iridontani huzzes;

Againitth' haranguer' potics. Set up committees of cabals,

945 With Imart remarks of leering faces, To pack dergis without the walls;

Ani annotations of grim2c., Examine, and draw up all news,

After h' had a minifterii a dose And fit it to our present uie;

Of Inuff inundu gus to his noie, Agree upon the plot o' the farce,

And poudt,'d l'infile of his feull, And every one his part relicarte;

950 Instead of the cutw2!! johbernol, Make Q's of answers, t waylay

He thook it writli a co aful look What thother party's like to say ;

On th' adversary, and thus he spoke: What repartees, and inart reflections,

In drenring a calf's "id, altii uth Shall be retirn'l to all objections;

The tongile and brains together 30, And who shall break the mater-jest, 955 Both kerpio greit a distance here, And what, and how, upon the rest :

'Tis 1trange if ever they come near; Help pamphlets out, with fafc editions,

For who did ever play his gambois. Of proper Danders and seditions,

With such inruffe able rambles, And treason for a töken fend,

To make the bringing in the King By letter, to a country friend;

960 And keeping of him out one thing? Disperse lampoons, the only wit

Wbich none could do, but those thar fiore That men, like burglary, commit,

Ti as point-blank nonsense heret vícre; With faller than a padder's face,

That to defend was to invade,
That ali its owner does betrays,

And to aifaffinate to aid:
Who therefore dares not trust it, whex
He's in his calling to be seen;
Disperse the dung on barren earth,

Ver. 995, 996.) Dr. Scuth remarkshi's To bring new weeds of discord forth;

Regicides, " That 10 sure did they make a loose

ven, and so fully reckoned themselves it!

“ high road thither, that they never fom.. Ver. 934.) Judge Crook and Hutton were " thought that their Saintihips should the two judges who disented from their ten “ Tyburn in the way." brethren in the case of thip-money, whea it was Ver. 1004.) Grimajbes, edition 1674 Adet argued in the Exchequer; which occafioned the 1684. wags to say, that the King carried it by Hock, Ver. 1007.] Inside of his soul, in the forft s. but not by Crook

tion of 16-3. Altered to feuil, 1684, four ye after Mr. Butler's death,

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jere Henderson, and th' other Mafies,

As if th' unseasonable fools tre sent to cap texts, and pui cases: 1240 Had been a coursing in the schools, país for deep and learned scholars,

Until they 'ad prov'd the devil author,

1243 hough but paltry Ob and Soilers:

O'th'Covenant, and the Cause his daughter:
For, when they charg'd him with the guilt

Of all the blood that had been spilt,
ler. 1939. Where Henderon.) When the King, They did not mean he wrought th' etfufion
he year 1646, was in the scotch army, the

In perfon, like Sir Pride or Hughson; 1250 slich Parliament feire him fone propositions, But only those who first begun of which was the abolition of Epifcopacy, The quarrel were by him set on; the leiting up Presbytery in its lead. M.

And who could those be but the Saints, aderson one of the chief of the Scutch Prer Thote Reformation termagants ? arian ministers, was employed to induce the

But are this pass’d, the wife debate 1255 ig to agree to this proposition, it heing what Spent so much time it grew too late ; Majesty, chiefiy stuck at. Accordingly he

For Oliver had gotten ground, ie provided with books and papers for his T'inclose him with his warriors round; pose: the controversy was debated in writing, Had brought his Providence about, vell as by personal conference, and several And turn'd th' untimely sophists out.

1260 ers passed between them, which have been

Nor had the Uxbridge business less tral times published; from which it appears,

Of nonsense in 't, or fottishness; the King, without books or papers, or any

When from a scoundrel holder-forth, ito ailit him, was an overmatch for this old The scum as well as fon o'th' carth, mpion of the Kirk (and, I think it will be "hyperbole if I add, for all the then English 31 Scotch Presbyterian teachers put together), designed as a character of Mr. Henderson and made him so far a convert, that he departed, his fellow disputants, who are called Majes (as

great fortow, to Edinburgh, with a deep | Mas is an abridgment of Master) that is, young fe of the mischief of which he had been the masters in divinity; and this character signifies hor and abettor ; and not only lamented to his something quite contrary to deep and learned inds and confidents, on his death-bed, which scholars; particularly such as had itudied contro* owed soon after, but likewise published a verfies, as they are handled by little books or

:mn declaration to the Parliament and Synod systems (of the Dutch and Geneva cut) where England, in which he owned, " That they the au: hors represent their adverfaries' argu. had been abused with mor false afperfions ments hy imall objections, and subjoin their own against his Majesty, and that they ought to pitiful solutions. In the margin of these books restore him to his full rights, royal throne, may be seen Ob and Ssl. Such mushroom-divines and dignity, left an endless character of ingra- are ingeniously and compendioully called Ob and titude lie upon them, that may turn to their, Soliers. ruin." As to the King hinifelf, besides menning his justice, his magnanimity, his sobriety,

Ver. 1250. Pride.] Pride was a foundling. He i charity, and other virtues, he has these

went into the army, was made a colonel, and ards: “'1 do declare, before God and the members, in order to the King's trial; which

was principally concerned in fecluding the world, whether in relation to the Kirk or State, I found his Majesty the most intelligent He was one of Oliver Cromwell's upper house.

great change was called Colonel Pride's Purge. man that ever I spake with, as far beyond

He is called Thomas Lord Pride, in the commifmy expression as expectation.--I profess I was oftentiines astonished with the quick: trial of Sir Henry Slingsby, Dr. Hewit, &c.

fion for erecting a High Court of Justice for the ness of his reasons and replies; wondered

Mr. Butler calls him Sir Pride, by way of sneer how he, spending his time in sports and recreations, could have attained to so great

upon the manner of his being knighted; for

Oliver Cromwell knighted him with a faggotknowledge, and must confess that I was con

stick instead of a sword. vinced in conscience, and knew not how to give him any reasonable satisfaction: yet the Ibid, Hughson.] He was a cobler, went into the sweetness of his disposition is such, that what armiy, and was made a colonel ; knighted by ever I said was well akcu. I must say that I Oliver Cromwell, and, to help to cobble the never met with any disputant of that mild crazy state of the nation, was made one of and calm temper“; which convinced me that Oliver's upper house. his wisdom and moderation could not he with

Ver. 1263.) This was Mr. Christopher Love, out an extraordinary measure of divine grace. I dare say, if his advice had been followed, I con missioners met those of the Parliainent at

a furious Presbyterian, who, when the King's all the blood that is shed, and all the rapine Uxbridge, in the year 1644, to treat of peace, - chat has been committed, would have been preached a fermon there, on the zoth of Januprevented.”

arv, against the treaty, and said, among other Ver. 1242. Ob and Sollers.) Whoever confiders things, that "no good was to be expected from he context, will find that Ob and Sollers are it, for that they (meaning the King's commif.

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Your mighty senators took law;

1265 And not your usual stratagems At his command were forc'd t' withdraw, On one another-lights and dreams: And sacrifice the peace o' th’nation

To stand on terms as pofitive, To Doctrine, Use, and Application.

As if we did not take, but give; So when the Scots, your contant cronies, Set up in Covenant on crutches,

1315 Th' espousers of your cause and monics, 1270

'Gainii thote who have us in their clutches, Who had so often, in your aid,

And dre?m of pulling churches down, So many ways been foundly paid,

Before we're sure to prop our own; Come in at lait for better ends,

Your constant niethod of proceeding, To prove themselves your trily friends,

Without the carnal means of heeding, You baseiy left them and the Church 1275

Whio, 'cu ixt your inward sense and outward, They train'd you up to, in the lurch,

Ale worse, than if y' had none, accoutred. And suffer'd your own tribe of Christians

I grant all courses are in vain, To fall bcfore, as true Philistines.

Unleis we can get in again; This thews what utensils y' have been,

The only way tat's left us now,

1323 To bring the King's concernments in; 1280 But all the diff culty 's how. Which is so far from being true,

'Tis true we ’ave money, th' only power That none but he can bring in you;

That all mankind falls dos n before; And if he take you into trust,

Money, that, like the swords of kings, Will find you most exactly just,

Is the last reason of all things;

1330 Such as will punctually repay

1285 And therefore need not doubt our play With double interest, and betray.

Has all advantages that way, Not that I think these pantomimes,

As long as men have faith to sell, Who vary action with the times,

And meet with those that can pay well; Are less ingenious in their art,

Whose half-tarv'd pride, and avarice, Than those who dully act one part, 1290

One church and state will not suffice, Or those who turn from side to side,

T'expose to sale, besides the wages, More guilty than the wind and vide.

Of storing plagues to aster-ages, All countries are a wise man's home,

Nor is our money less our own? And so are governments to some,

Than 'twas before we laid it down; 1347 Who change them for the same intrigues 1295 For 'twill return, and turn t account, That statesmen use in breaking leagues;

If we are brought in play upon’t, While others in old faiths and troths

Or but, by casting knaves, get in, Look odd, as out-of-fathion'd clothes,

What power can hinder is to win? And nastier in an old opinion,

We know the arts we us'd before,

134; Than those who never thift their linen. 1300 In peace and war, and something more, For True and Faithful's sure to lose,

And by th' unfortunate events Which way foever the game goes;

Can mend our next experiments; And, whether parties lose or win,

For when we're taken into trust, Is always nick'd, or elie hedgid in:

How easy are the wifest chonst, While power usurp’d, like stol'n deliglit, 1305 Who see but th' outsides of our fears, Is more bewitching than the right;

And not their secret springs and weights, And, when the times begin to alter,

And, while they're bury at their eale, None rise so high as from the halter.

Can carry what designs we please? And so may we, if we 'ave but sense

How easy is 't to serve for agents To use the neceffary means,

1310 To prosecute our old engagemente?

To keep the gond old Cause on foot,

And present power from taking root; “ fioners) came from Oxford with hearts full 46 of blood."

prayer before his sermon, at Horton, near Cas Ver. 1269, 1270) The expence the English brook, uted the following words: “ Thous rebels engaged the nation in, by bringing in their “ O Lord, of late, written bitter things ago brother rebels from Scotland, amounted to an • thy children, and foriaken thino owning extravagant sum; their receipts in money and

" tance; and now, O Lord, in cur mifery

“ distress we expected aid from our brez! free-quarter, 1,462,769.. 35. 3d. William Lilly, the Sidrsphel of this poem, obierves of the Scots, “ of our neighbouring nation (the Scors I mes " That they came into England purposely to " but, good Lord, thou knowest that tit.** << fteal our goods, ravith our wives, enilave our a false, pei jous nation, and do all the

< for their own ends." " persons, inherit oar poilersions and birth.

rights, remain here in England, and everlast By the author of a tract, entitled Lex To "ingly to inhabit among us.

1647, it is proposed, as a preventing rece. Mr. Bowlitrode, fon of Coionel Bowlsrode, “ to let the Scots, in the name of God, use:: a lacrious rebel in Buckinghamshire, in his “ devil thar fent them, se bome."

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