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But keeping up our ancient Party
In Vigor, Confident, and Hearty:
To reconcile our late Dissenters,
Our Brethren, though by other Ventures,
Unite them, and their diff'rent Maggots,
As long and short Sticks are in Faggots,
And make them join against us close,
As when they first began to Espouse ;
Erect them into Separate,
New Jewish Tribes in Church and State ;
To join in Marriage and Commerce,
And only ’mong themselves converse,
And all that are not of their Mind,
Make Enemies to all Mankind :
Take all Religion in and stickle,
From Conclave, down to Conventicle ;
Agreeing still, or disagreeing,
According to the Light in Being.
Sometimes, for Liberty of Conscience,
And Spiritual Mif-rule in one Sense :
But in another quite contrary,
As Dispensations chance to vary;

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And stand for, as the Times will bear it,
All Contradictions of the Spirit;
Protect their Emissaries, empowr'd
To preach Sedition and the Word :
And when th’are hamper'd by the Laws,
Release the Lab'rers for the Caufe;
And turn the Persecution back,
On those that made the first Attack.
To keep them equally in Awe,
From breaking, or maintaining Law;
And when they have their Fits too soon,
Before the Full-Tides of the Moon:
Put off their Zeal ta fitter Season,
For sowing Faction in, and Treason ;
And keep them hooded, and their Churches,
Like Hawks from bating on their Perches.
That when the Blessed Time shall come,
Of quitting Babylon and Rome.
They may be ready to restore
Their own Eifth-Monarchy once more;
Mean while, be better'd Arm'd to Fence
Against Revolts of Providence :

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By watching narrowly, and snapping All Blind-sides of it, as they happen: For, if Success could make us Saints, Our Ruine turn'd us Miscreants : A Scandal that would fall too hard Upon a Few, and unprepar'd. These are the Courses we must run, Spite of our Hearts, or be undone : And not to stand on Terms or Freaks, Before we have fecur'd our Necks. But do our Work, as out of Sight, As Stars by Day, or Suns by Night: All Licence of the People own, In Opposition to the Crown. And for the Crown as fiercely side, The Head and Body to divide. The End of all we first design'd, And all that yet remains behind : Be sure to spare no Publick Rapine, On all Emergencies that happen ; For 'tis as easie to supplant Authority, as Men in Want:

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As some of us in Trust, have made
The one Hand with the other Trade

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Gain’d vastly by their joint Endeavour,
The Right a Thief, the Left Receiver ;
And what the one, by Tricks, fore-stallid,
The other, by as fly, retaild.
For Gain has wonderful Effects,
T' improve the Factory of Seas:
The Rule of Faith in all Professions,
And
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Diana of th' Ephesians :
Whence turning of Religion's made
The Means to turn and wind a Trade.
And tho some change it for the worse,
They put themselves into a Course,
And draw in store of Customers,
To thrive the better in Commerce :
For all Religions flock together,
Like Tame and Wild Fowl of a Feather,
To nab the Itches of their Selts,
As Jades do one another's Necks,
Hence 'tis Hypocrile, as well,
Will serve t'improve a Church, as Zeal:

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As Persecution, or Promotion,
Do equally advance Devotion.

Let Business, like ill Watches, go
Sometimes too fast, sometimes too'flow i
For things in Order are put out
So easie, Ease it self will do't.
But when the Feat's design’d and meants
What Miracle can bar th' Event ?
For 'tis more easie to betray,
Than ruine any other

way.
All possible Occasions ftart,
The Weighty'st Matters to divert:
Obstruct, Perplex, Distract, Intangle,
And lay perpetual Trains to wrangle :
But in Affairs of less import,
That neither do us Good nor Hurt,
And they receive as little by;
Out-fawn as much, and Out-comply:
And seem as scrupulously just,
To bait our Hooks for greater Trust.
But still be careful down
All publick Actions, though our own:

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