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But though no Power of Heav'n or Hell
Can pacifie Fanatick Zeal;
Who would not guess there might be Hopes,
The Fear of Gallow ses and Ropes,
Before their Eyes might reconcile
Their Animofities a while ?
At least until th' had a clear Stage,
And equal Freedom to engage,
Without the Danger of Surprise
By both our Common Enemies?

This none but we alone could doubt,
Who understand their Workings-out;
And know 'em both in Soul and Conscience,
Giv'n

up ť as Reprobate a Nonsense,
As Spiritual Out-Laws, whom the Pow'r
Of Miracle cannot restore.
We, whom at first they set up under,
In Revelation only of Plunder,
Who since have had so many Trials
Of their encroaching Self-denials,
That rook'd upon us with Design
To Out-reform and Undermine

Took

Took all our Interests and Commands
Perfidioufly out of our Hands;
Involv'd us in the Guilt of Blood,
Without the Motive-Gains allow'd,
And made us serve as Ministerial,
Like younger

Sons of Father Belial.
And yet for all th' inhumane Wrong
Th’ had done us, and the Cause so long,
We never faild to carry on
The Work stil, as we had begun:
But True and Faithfully obey'd,
And neither Preach'd them Hurt, nor Pray'd;
Nor troubled them to crop our Ears,
Nor Hang us, like the Cavaliers;
Nor put them to the Charge of Jails,
To find us Pillories and Cart-Tails,
Or Hang-man's Wages, which the State
Was forc't (before them) to be at;
That cut, like Tallies, to the Stumps
Our Ears, for keeping True Accompts,
And burnt our Vessels, like a New-
Seald Peck or Bushel, for being true.

But

But Hand in Hand, like faithful Brothers,
Held forth the Caule against all others,
Difdaining equally to yield,
One Syllable of what he held:
And though we differ'd now and then
'Bout outward Things and outward Men:
Our inward Man and constant Frame,
Of Spirit still were near the same.
And till they first began to Cant,
And sprinkle down the Covenant,
We ne'er had Call in any place,
Nor dream'd of Teaching down Free-Grace;
But join’d our Gifts perpetually
Against the Common Enemy :
Although'twas our and their opinion,
Each other's Church was but a Rimmon.
And
yet

for all this Gospel, Union,
And outward shew of Church Communion,
They'll ne'er admit us to our Shares,
Of Ruling Church, or State-Affairs;
Nor give us leave t' absolve, or sentence
Tour own Conditions of Repentance:

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But shar'd our Dividend oth’ Crown, We had so painfully Preach'd down; And forc'd us, though against the Graing ' T have Calls to teach it up again. For 'twas but Juftice to restore The Wrongs we had receiv'd before; And when 'twas held forth in our way, W' had been ungrateful not to pay : Who for the Right w' have done the Nation, Have earn’d our Temporal Salvation, And put our Vessels in a way, Once more to come again in Play. For if the turning of us out, Has brought this Providence about ; And that our only Suffering Is able to bring in the King : What would our Actions not have done, Had we been suffer'd to go on?;

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And that's as good as if whad don't,
And easier paft upon account :
For if it be but half deny'd,
'Tis half as good as justify'd. 6
The World is naturally averse
To all the Truth it sees or hears,
But fwallows Nonsense and a Lye,
With Greediness and Gluttony ;
And though it have the Pique, and long,
'Tis still for something in the wrong :
As Women long, when they're with Child,
For things extravagant and wild,
For Meats ridiculous, and fulfome,
But feldom any thing that's wholefome;
And, like the World, Men's Jobbernoles
Turn round upon their Ears, the Poles;
And what they're confidently told,
By no Sense else can be controllid.

And this, perhaps, may prove the means,
Once more to hedge in Providence.
For as Relapses make Diseases
More desperate than their first Accesses;

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