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Some for the Gospel, and Massacrees
Of Spiritual Affidavit-makers,
That swore to any Humane Regence,
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance;
Yea though the ableft swearing Saint,
That vouch'd the Bulls o'th' Covenant.
Others for pulling down th' High-places
Of Synods and Provincial Classes,
That us’d to make such hoftile Inroads
Upon the Saints, like bloody Nimrods :
Some for fulfilling Prophecies,
And th’ Extirpation of Excise ;
And some against th' Ægyptian Bondage
Of Holy-days, and paying Poundage :
Some for the cutting down of Groves,
And rectifying Bakers Loaves ;
And some for finding out Expedients
Against the Slav'ry of Obedience si.
Some were for Gospel Minifters; • '
And some for Red-coat Seculars, 2017?
As Men most fit t' hold forth the Word 900
And weild the one and th' other Sword.

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Some were for carrying on the Work
Against the Pope, and some the Turk :
Some for engaging to suppress
The Camisado of Surplices,
That Gifts and Dispensations hinderd,
And turn'd to th' Outward Man the imard;
More proper for the cloudy Night
Of Popery, than Gospel Light.
Others were for Abolishing
That Tool of Matrimony, a Ring,"
With which th? unfan&tify'd Bridegroom
Is marry'd only to a Thumb
(As wise as Ringing of a Pig,
That us'd break up Ground and dig;)
The Bride to nothing but her Will,
That nulls the After Marriage still. }
Some were for th’utter Extár patión.
Of Linsey-Woolsey in the Nation 37'3'
And some against all-Idolizing comba!
The Cross in Shop Books, or Baptiging: Is
Others, to make, all things recaht micos
The Christian or Surname of Saint (1)

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And foree all Churches, Streets, and Towns,
The Holy Title to renounce.
Some 'gainst a Third Estate of Souls,
And bringing down the Price of Coals,
Some for abolishing Black-Pudding,
And eating nothing with the Bloud in;
To abrogate them Root and Branches;
While others were for eating Haunches
Of Warriors, and now and then
The Flesh of Kings and Mighty Men;
And some for breaking of their Bones
With Rods of Ir'n; by Secret ones;
For thrashing Mountains, and with Spells
For Hallowing Carriers Packs and Bells,
Things that the Legend never heard of,
But made the Wicked sore afear'd of.

The Quacks of Government, (who fat
At th’unregarded Helm of State, wiss
And understood this wild Confufion,
Of fatal Madness and Delusion, i
Must, sooner than a Prodigie, 411
Portend Destruction to be night

Consider'd

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Consider'd timely how t’ withdraw
And save their Wind-Pipes from the Law;
For one Rencounters at the Bar
Was worse than all th' had 'scap'd in War;
And therefore met in Consultation,
To Cant and Quack upon the Nation;
Not for the sickly Patient's sake,
Nor what to give, but what to take;
To feel the Pulses of their Fees,
More wise than fumbling Arteries ;
Prolong the Snuff of Life in pain,
And from the Grave recover-Gain.

'Mong these there was a Politician,
With more Heads than a Beaft in Vision,
And more Intrigues in ev'ry one
Than all the Whores of Babylon;
So Politick, as if one Eye
Upon the other were a Spy ;
That to trapan the one to think
The other Blind, both strove to blink:
And in his dark Pragmatick way
As busie as a Child at play.

H' had

H’ had seen three Governments run down,
And had a Hand in ev'ry one,
Was for 'em and against 'em all,
But Barb'rous when they came to fall;
For by Trappaning th' old to Ruine,
He made his Int'rest with the new one;
Plaid true and faithful, though against
His Conscience, and was still advanc'd.
For by the Witch-craft of Rebellion
Transform'd t’a feeble State-Camelion,
By giving Aim from fide.
He never fail'd to fave his Tide,
But got the start of ev'ry State,
And at a Change ne'er came too late ;
Could turn his Word, and Oath, and Faith,
As

many ways as in a Lath;
By turning, wriggle, like a Screw
Int' highest Trust, and out for New.
For when h' had happily incurr'd,
Instead of Hemp, to be preferr'd,
And past upon the Government,
He play'd his Trick, and out he went:

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