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For if we catch thee failing once,
?Twill fall the heavier on thy Bones,

What made thee venture to betray,
And filch the Ladies Heart away ?
To spirit her to Matrimony ?
That which contracts all Matches, Money.
It was th' Inchantment of her Riches,
That made m'apply t' your Croney Witches.
That in return would pay the Expence,
The Wear-and-Tear of Conscience :
Which I could have patch'd up, and turn'd
For th’ hundredth part of what I earn’d.

Didit thou not love her then? Speak true. No more" (quoth he) than I love you. i

How wouldnt th' haveus'd her and her Mony? First

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What made thee pick and chuse her out,
Temploy their Sorceries about?

That which makes Gamsters play with thofe Who have least Wit, and most to lose,

But didst thou fcourge thy Veffel thus;
As thou hast damn'd thy felf to us?

I see you take me for an Afs :
'Tis true, I thought the Trick would pafs
Upon a Woman well enough, sii
As’t has been often found by Proof;
Whofe Humours are not to be won
But when they are impos'd upon.
For Love approves of all they do r* •
That stand for Candidates, and wooc,

Why didst thou forge chofe shameful Lies, Of Bears and Witches in Disguise ?

That is no more than Authors give
The Rabble Credit to believe;
A Trick of following their Leaders 1 il. :$
To entertain their gentle Readers.com
And we have now no other way alisi
Of paffing all we do or fayi van

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Which when 'tis natural aud true,
Will be beliey'd b' a very few. ;
Beside the Danger of Offence,
The fatal Enemy of Senfe.

Why didft thou chuse that cursed Sin, irro
Hypocrisie, to set up in ?

Because it is the thriving'st Calling,
The only Saints-Bell that rings all in;.
In which all Churches are concern'd,
And is the easiest to be learn'dy
For no Degrees, tunless th' employ't,
Can ever gain much or enjoy't.
A Gift that is nor only able to
To domineer among the Rabble, et
But by the Laws empowr’d to rout::T
And awe the Greatest that ftand out .
Which few hold forth againft, for fear
Their Hand should flip, and come too near,
For no Sin elle among the Saints
Įs taught fo tenderly against. r'.

What made thee break thy plighted Vows?
That which makes others break a House:

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And hang, and scorn ye all, before,
Endure the Plague of being Poor.
Quoth be, I see

you have more Tricks
Than all our doting Politicks,
That are grown old, and out of Fashion,
Compar’d with your New Reformation :
That we must come to School to you,
To learn your more Refin'd, and New,

Quoth he, If you will give me leave!
To tell you what I now perceive,
Yould find your self an arraft Choufe,
If y' were but at a Meeting-Houfe: St.

'Tis true, quoth he, we ne'er come there, A. Because w' have lee em out by tho Year, 1 oT

Truly, quoth he, jou can't imaginea
What wondrous things they will engage in :
That as your Fellow-Fiends in Hellbi
Were Angels -all before they fell) IT
So are you like to be agen wo site
Compar'd with th?: Angels of us Men,

Quoth be, I am refolu'd to bemu
Thy: Scholar in this Mystery quavitz:

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And therefore first desire to know
Some Principles on which you go.

What makes a Knave a Child of God,
And one of us?A Livelyhood.

What renders beating out of Brains
And Murther, Godliness ?-_Great Gains.

What's tender Conscience?Tisa Botch
That will not bear the gentlest Touch,
But breaking out, dispatches more
Than th' Epidemical'st Plague-Sore,

What makes y'encroach upon our Trade, And damn all others ?

What's Orthodox and true believing Against a Conscience ? ----A Good Living.

What makes Rebelling against Kings A Good Old Cause?--Adminiftrings. '

What makes all Doctrines plain and clear?-About Two hundred Pounds a Year.

And that which was proy'd true before, Prove false again?--Two hundred more.

What makes the breaking of all Oaths A holy Duty ?--Food and Cloaths.

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