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This being reveald they now begun
With Law and Conscience to fall on :
And laid about as hot and brain-sick
As th’ Utter Barrister of Swanswick;
Engag'd with Money-bags, as bold
As Men with Sand-bags did of old ;
That brought the Lawyers in more Fees,
Than all unfanctifi'd Trustees :
Till he who had no more to show
I th'Cause, 'receiv'd the Overthrow,
Or Both sides having had the worst,
They parted as they met at first.

Poor Presbyter was now Reduc'd,
Secluded, and Cashier'd and Chous’d,
Turn'd out, and Excommunicate
From all Affairs of Church and State,
Reform'd ta Reformado Saint,
And glad to turn Itinerant,
To stroll and teach from Town to Town,
And those he had taught up

he had taught up teach down, And make those Uses serve agen Against the New-inlightned Men;

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As fit as when at first they were
Reveald against the Cavalier ;
Damn Anabaptist and Fanatick,
As pat as Popish and Prelatick;
And with as little Variation,
To serve for any Sect i' th’ Nation..
The Good Old Cause, which some believe
To be the Dev'l. that tempted Eve
With Knowledge, and does still invite
The World to Mischief with New Light,
Had store of Money in her Purse,
When he took her for bett'r or worse ;
But now was grown Deform'd and Poor,
And fit to be turn'd out of Door.

The Independants (whose first station
Was in the Rere of Reformation,
A Mungrel kind of Church-Dragoons,
That serv'd for Horfe and Foot at once,
And in the Saddle of one Steed
The Saracen and Christian rid
Were Free of ev'ry Spiritual Order,
To Preach, and Fight, and Pray and Murther)

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No sooner got the start to lurch
Both Disciplines of War and Church,
And Providence enough to run

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The Chief Commanders of’em down,
But carried on the War against
The Common Enemy o’th’ Saints,
And in while prevail'd so far,
To win of them the Game of War,
And be at Liberty once more,
T'attack themselves as th' had before.

For now there was no Foe in Arms
T' unite their Factions with Alarms,
But all reduc'd and overcome,
Except their worst, themselves at home.
Wh' had compaft all they Pray’d, and Swore,
And Fought, and Preach'd, and Plunder'd for,
Subdu'd the Nation; Church and State,
And all things but their Laws and Hate.
But when they came to treat and tranfa&t;
And share the Spoil of all th' had ranfaat,
To botch up what th' had torn and rent,
Religion and the Government,

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They met no sooner, but prepar'd.
To pull down all the War had spar'd;
Agreed in nothing, but tAbolish,
Subvert, Extirpate, and Demolish,
For Knaves and Fools b’ing near of kin,
As Dutch Boors are t’a Sooterkin,
Both Parties join'd to do their best,
To Damn the Publick Interest ;
And Herded only in Consults
To put by one anothers Bolts,
T'out-caat the Babylonian Labourers,
At all their Dialects of Jabberers,
And tug at both ends of the Saw,
To tear down Government and Law.
For as two Cheats, that play one Game,
Are both defeated of their Aim :
So those who play a Game of State,
And only Cavil in Debate,
Although there's nothing loft nor won,
The Publick Business is undone,
Which still the longer 'tis in doing,
Becomes the surer way to Ruine.

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