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The Saints engage in fierce Contests,
About their Carnal Interests;
To share their Sacrilegious Preys,

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According to their Rates of Grace;
Their various Frenzies to Reform,
When Cromwel left them in a Storm:
Till in th’Effigie of RUMPS, the Rabbler
Burns all their Grandees of the Cabal.

CANTO II.

HE Learned write, An Infect Breefe

Is but a Mungrel Prince of Bees

That falls, before a Storm,onCows, And fings the Founders of his House; From whose corrupted Flesh that Breed 1 Of Vermine did at firft proceed. So, e'er the Storm of War broke oụt,': rivis Religion spawnd a various Rout, 2001

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Of Petulant Capricious Sects,
The Maggots of Çotrüpted Texts;
That first run all Religion down,
And after every Swarm its own. 2
For as the Persian Magi once
Upon their Mothers got their Sons,
Who were incapable t' enjoy
That Empire, any other way:
So Presbyter begot the other
Upon the Good Old Cause, his Mother,
That bore them like the Devils Dam,
Whose Son and Husband are the fame:
And yet no natral Tie of Blood,
Nor Int'rest for their Common Good,
Could, when their Profits interfer'd,
Get Quarter for each other's Beard.
For when they thriv'd they never fadgʻd,
But only by the Ears engag'd : 1.
Like Dogs that fnarlabout a Bone,
And play together when they've none.
As by their trueft Characters, &
Their constant Actions, plainly appears.

Rebellion

Rebellion now began, for lack Of Zeal and Plunder, to grow slack; i The Cause and Covenant to lessen. And Providence to b'out of Season: For now there was no more to purchase O'th' King's Revenue, and the Church's, Į But all divided, shar'd, and gone, 11 That usd to urge the Brethren on.

Colin Which forcid the Stubborn'st for the Cause To cross the Cudgels to the Laws, 1 yao That what by breaking them ’t had gain’d, 11 By their Support might be maintain diviqo'r Like Thieves, that in a Hemp-plat lie, la 1 Secur'd against the Hue-and-Cry. For Presbyter and Independant Were now turn'd Plaintiff and Defendant, le Laid out their Apostolick Functions, ao la On Carnal Orders and Injunctions ; si vü And all their precious Gifts and Graces On Outlawries and Scire facias;

DI At Michael's Term had many a Trial,, dia Worse than the Dragon and St. Michael,

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Where thousands fell in shapes of Fees,
Into the Bottomless Abyss.
For when, like Brethren and like Friends,
They came to share their Dividends,
And every Partner to poffefs
His Church and State Joint-Purchases,
In which the ableft Saint and best,
Was nam'd in Truft by all the rest,
To pay their Money ; and, inftead
Of ev'ry Brother pass the Deed;
He ftrait converted all his Gifts,
To pious Frauds and holy Shifts,
And settled all the others Shares
Upon his outward Man and's Heirs,
Held all they claim'd as Forfeit Lands,
Deliver'd up into his Hånds,
And past upon his Conscience,
By Pre-intail of Providence;

hid Impeach'd the rest for Reprobates, That had no Title to Estates,

Ti But by their Spiritual Attaints Degraded from the Right' of Saints,"

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