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As learn’d Philosophers give out :
So Sidrophelo caft about,
And fell to's wonted Trade again,
To feign himself in earnest, slain :
First stretch'd out one Leg, then another,
And seeming in his Breast to finother,
A broken Sigh ; Quoth he, where am I,
Alive, or Dead; Or which way came I
Through so immenfe a Space so soon?
But now I thought my self i' th Moon ;
And that a Monster, with huge Wiskers,
More formidable than a Switzer's
My Body through and through had drillid,
And Whachum by my Side had killid,
Had cross-examin’d both our Hose,
And plunder'd all we had to lose
Look, there he is, I fee him now,
And feel the Place I am run througlı :
And there lies Wbachim by my side,
Stone-dead, and in his own Blood dy'd ;

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Oh! Oh! With that he fetch'd a Groan,
And fell again into a Swoon,
Shut both his Eyes, and stopp'd his Breath,
And to the Life out-acted Death

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That Hudibras, to all appearing,
Believ'd him to be dead as Herring.
He held it now no longer safe,
To tarry the Return of Ralph,
But rather leave him in the Lurch ;
Thought he, he has abus'd our Church,
Refus’d to give himself one Firk,
To carry on the Publick Work;
Despis'd our Synod-men like Dirt,
And made their Discipline his Sport ;
Divulg'd the Secrets of their Classes,
And their Conventions, prov'd bigh Places.g
Disparag'd thcir Tythe-Pigs, as Pagan,
And fet at nought their Cheese and Bagon ;
Rail'd at their Covenant and jear'd
· Their Reverend Parsons, to my Beard;

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For all which Scandals to be quit
At

once, this Functure falls out fit.
I'll make him henceforth to beware,
And tempt my Fury, if he dare:
He must (at least) hold up his hand, ,
By twelve Free-holders to be scann'd,
Who by their skill in Palmestry
Will quickly read his Destiny ;
And make him glad to read his Leljon,
Or take a turn for’t at the Session :
Unless his Light and Gifts prove truer
Than ever yet they did, I'm sure

i For if he 'scape with whipping now, 'Tis more than he can hope to do ; And that will disengage my Conscience O'th' Obligation, in his own Sense: I'll make him now by force abide What he by gentle Means deny'd, To give my Honour Satisfaction, And right the Brethren in the Action.

This b’ing refolv’d, with equal speed
And Conduct, he approach'd his Steed,
And with Aktivity unwont
Aflay'd the lofty Beast to mount ;
Which once atchiev?d, he fpurr'd his Palfry,
To get from th’ Enemy, and Ralph, free :
Left Danger, Fears, and Foes behind,
And beat, at least three lengths, the Wind.

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ELL, Sidrophel ! tho' 'tis in vain

To tamper with your crazy Brain, , Without Trepanning of your

Scull
As often as the Moon's at Full;
'Tis not amiss, e'er y' are given o'er,
To try one desp'rate Med'cine more;
For where

your

Case can be no worse,
The desp'rat'st is the wiseft course.
Is't possible that you, whose Ears,
Are of the Tribe of Isachar's,

And

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