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thought fit to be. omitted in the first Impref s1011, as these which follow ; Did not the Learned Glyn and Maynard, To make good Subjects Traitors ? strain hard, Was not the King by Proclamation, Declar'd a Traitor thro’the Nation ?

And now I beartily will I could gratifie your farther Curiosity with some of those Golden Remains, which are in the Cuftody of Mr. L-------vil; but nct having the Happpiness to be very well acquainted with him, nor Interest to procure them, I desire you will be content with the following copy, which the Ingenious Mr. Aubrey assures he had from the Author himself.

No Jefuit e'er took in Hand,
To plant a Church in barren Land;
Nor ever thought it worth the while,
A Swede or Russ to reconcile.
For where there is no store of Wealth,
Souls are not worth the Charge of Health,
Spain in America, had two Designs
To fell thcir Gospel for their Mines.

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For had the Mexicans been poor,
NoSpaniard twice had landed on their Shore.
'Twas Gold the Catholick Religion planted,
Which had they wanted Gold, they still

had wanted.

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The Oxford Antiquary ascribes to our Author two Pamphlets, supposed fallly, as he says, to be William Prin's. The one entitled, Mola Afinaria, Or, The Unreasonable and Insupportable Burthen, press’d upon the Shoulders of this Groaning Nation, Qoc. London, 1659, in one Sheet 4to. The other two Letters, one, from John Audland, a Quaker, Will. Pryn; the other, Pryn's. Answer, in three Sheets in Folio, 1672.

I have also seen a small Poem of one Sheet in Quarto, on Du Vall, a Notorious High-way-man, said to be wrote by our Author, but how truly, I know not.

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Hudibras Redivivus, or a Burlesque Poem on the Times, the Second Edition ; to which is added an Apology and some other Improvements throughout the whole, Compleat, in 24 Parts. Price 12 s. Likewise the London Spy's Compleat, in 4 Vol. by the same Author;with his Effigies." Priče i l.

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HUDIBRAS.

The ARGUMENT of the

FIRST CANTO.

Sir Hudibras his passing worth,
The manner bow be Sally'd forth,
His Arms and Equipage are spewn ;
His Horse's Vertues, and his own.
ThAdventure of the Bear and Fiddle
Is fung, but breaks off in the middle.

CANTO I.

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Hen civil Dudgeon first grew high,

And Men fell out they knew not why : When hard Words, Jealousies and Fears, Set Folks together by the Ears, And made them fight like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion as for Punk, B 2

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Whose Honesty they all durft swear for,
Tho' not a Man of them knew wherefore :
When Gospel-Trumpeter, surrounded
With long-ear'd Rout, to Battel sounded,
And Pulpit Drum Ecclesiastick,
Was beat with Fift, instead of a Stick:
Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling,
And out lie rode a Colonelling.

A Wight he was, whose very light wou'd
Entitle him Mirror of Knight-bood;
That never bow'd his stubborn Knee
To any thing but Chivalry ;
Nor put up Blow, but that which laid
Right Worshipful on Shoulder-blade :
Chief of Domestick Knights, and Errant,
Either for Chartel or for Warrant:
Great on the Bench, Great in the Saddle,
That could as well bind o'er, as swaddle.
Mighty he was at both of these,
And styld of War as well as Peace.
(So fome Rats of Amphibious Nature,
Are either for the Land or Water.)

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