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Infame them both with falie alarms
By watching narrowly, and snapping Of plots, and parties taking arms;
All blind fides of it, as they happen: To keep the nation's wounds too wide
| For, if success could make us Saints, From healing up of side to side;
Our ruin turn'd us miscreants;
1420 Profess the pallionai'it concerns
A scaudal that would fall too hard
Upon a few, and unpre, ar'd.
Spite of our hearts, or be undone, (As bowls run true; by being made
And not to stand oh terms and freaks; 1425 On purpose false, and to be fisay'd);
Before we linie fecur'd our necks. For if we thould be true to ci'her,
But do our work as out of sight, 'Twould inrit us out of both together; 1370 | As Itars by day, and fans by night; And therefore have no other means
All licence of the people own, To ftand upon our own durence,
In opposition to the Cown;
1430 But keeping up our ancient party
And for the Crown as fiei cely side, In vigour, confident and hearty :
The head and body to divide : To reconcile our late Diflenters,
1375 The end of all we first defign's, Our Brethren, ihtough by other venteis; And all that yet remains behind: Unite them, and their different maggotsa
Be sure to spare no public rapin,
1435 As long and short ticks are in faggots,
On all emergencies that happen ;
For 'tis as easy to supplant
As fome of us, in trusts, have made
The one hand with the other trade;
1440 To join in marriage and commerce,
Gain'd vastly by their joint endeavour,
The right a ilier, the left receiver ;
The other, by as lly, retail’d.
For gain has wonderful eiiects;
1445 from Cónclave down to Conventicte;
T'improve the factory of feets; Agreeing fill, or disagreeing,
The ride of faith in all profeífions, According to the Light in being.
And great Diana of tli' Ephcfiaus; Sometimes for liberty of conscience;
Whence turning of religion's made And spiritual mifrulc in one fense;
The ineansio turn and wind a trade;
1450 But in another quite contrary,
And though fome change it for th' worse, As Dispensations chance to vary;
They put them elves into a course, nd find for, as the times will bear it, 1395 | Andraw in Nore of customers, All contradictions of the Spirit;
To thrive Hic better in commerce: Protect their emiffaries, inipower'd
For all religions flock together;
1455 Eo preach Sedition and the Word;
Like tane and wild fowl of a feather;
Hence 'tis liy pocrify as well ontole that made the first aitack,
Will serve t'improve a Church as zeal; 1460 o keep them equally in awe
As perfecution, or proinotion, rom breaking or maintaining laiv:
Do equally advance devotion, nd, when they have their fits too soon, 1405 cfore the full-tides of the mioon, it off their zeal l'a fiter feason,
Ver. 1419, 1420.] The author of the Fourth or lowing action in and treason:
Part of the Kibory of independenej, p. 56, compres nd keep them hooded, and their Churches, the governors of those times with the Turks, Eke hawks, from baiting on their perches, 1410 viso atcribe tire goodness of their cause to the 121, when the bleiled time mall conte
keepness of their f.vord, slenving that any things quitting Babylon and Rome,,
may properly be called nejis; it it can be sriä Eey may be ready to restore
the epithet of profperum. Dr. Orren (eens to air orvn Fifth monarchiv once more.
have beuit in this way of thinking. " Where, Meanwhile be better arm i to fence
1415 “ fars he (Eben Ecer, p. 13. L'Estrange's D. zainst revolts of Providence,
's Sayings, paré ii. p. 11.), is the God of "Mariton Mour, and the God of Nazebo? is an
" acceptable equitulacici in a glorious dan Ver. 1362.) For healing up, in all editions to " O! what it catalogue of inercies his chis nation
to plead by in a time of trouble? The God' Ver. 1368.] of purpose falie, in all editions to
came from Názebyg'anic the Holy One from
ti the Weit. Siiam,' 34, exclusive,
Let business, like ill watches, go
Are now drawn up-in greater shoals, Sometime too fait, sometime too flow;
To roast-and broil us on the coals, For things in order are put out
1465 | And all the Grandees-of our members So easy, ease itself will do 't:
Are carbonading on the embers ; But, when the feat 's delign’d and meant, Knights, citizens, and burgeiles, 1515 What miracle can bar th’ event?
Held forth by rumps of pigs and geele, For 'tis more ealy to betray,
That serve for characters—and badges Than ruin any other way.
1470 To represent their personages ; All possible occasions start,
Each bonfire is a funeral pile, The weightiest matters to divert ;
In which they roast, and scorch, and broil, 1510 Obstruct, perplex, distract, intangle,
And every representative And lay perpetual trains to wrangle;
Have vow'd to roast and broil alive : But in affairs of less import,
And 'tis a miracle we are not That neither do us good nor hurt,
Already facrific'd incarnate ; And they receive as little by,
For while we wrangle here, and jar, 1523 Out-fawn as much, and out-comply,
We're grillied all ac Temple-bar;
Some, on the fign-post of an alehouse,
Made up of rags to personate
Respective officers of state ; The least miscarriage aggravate,
That, henceforth, they may stand reputed, And charge it all upon the State :
Proscrib'din law, and executed, Express the horrid'st detestation,
1435 | And, while the work is carrying on, And pity the distracted nation :
Be ready listed under Dun, Teil itories scandalous and false,
That worthy patriot, once the bellows, I'th' proper language of cabals,
And tinder-box, of all his fellows; Where all a subtle Itatesman says,
The activ'ft member of the five, Is ball in words, and haif in face
1490 As well as the niot primitive ; (As Spaniards talk in Jialogues
Who, for his faithful service then,
(For since the state has made a quint Of Mum, and Siience, and the Rose,
Of Generals, he 's listed in 't): To be retail'd again in whispers,
1495 | This worthy, as the world will say, For th' easy credulous to diiperse.
Is paid in specie his own way; Thus far the Statesman-when a fhout,
For, moulded to the life, in clouts Heard at a distance, put him out;
They've pickd from dunghills boreabouts, And itraight another, all aghaft, Ruth'd in with equal fear and haste, 1500 Who star'd about, as pale as dcath,
Ver. 1903.) This is an accurate description And, for a while, as out of breath,
the mob's burning rumps upon the admittoor Till, having gather'd up his wits,
the secluded members, in contempt of the Red He thus began his tale by fits :
Parliament. That beastly rabble that came down
Ver. 1534.) Dun was the public executa From all the garrets—in the Town,
at that time, and the executioners long And stalls, and shop-boarismin vart swarms, With new-chalk'd bills, and rusty arms,
that went by the same name. To cry the Cause-up, heretofore,
Ver, 1840.) Sir Arthur Hazlerig, one of : And bawl the Bishops out of door, 1510 | five menibers of the House of Coinmons. .
impcached 1641-2 ; was Governor of Newc
upon Tyne, had the Bishop of Durham's hun Ver. 1504.) We learn from Lilly, that the park, and manor of Aukland, and 65004 in. messenger who brought this terrifying intelligence ney given him. He died in the Tower of Louis to this cabal was Sir Martyn Noell. Sir Martyn Jan. 8, 1661. tells his story naturally, and begins like a man in a fright and out of breath, and continues to Ver. 1541, 1942.) The Rump, groting to make breaks and stops till he naturally recovers
lous of General Monk, ordered that the go it, and then proceeds floridly, and without impc- tip Thould be vested in five comunitas
Monk, Hazlerig, Walton, Morley, and A. diment. This is a beauty in the Poem not to be disregarded ; and let the reader make an experi- making three a quorum, but denying a ta ment, and shorten his breath, or, in other words, that Monk should be of that quorum ; but, ia put himself into Sir Martyn's condition, and then authority not being then much regarded, er read this relation, and he will soon be convinced der was not obeyed, and Monk cont.noes that the breaks are natural and judicious.
He's mounted on a hazel bavin,
For as, in bodies natural, A cropp'd malignant baker gave them ;
The rump 's the fundament of all; And to the largest bonfire riding,
So, in a common-wealth or realm, They've roasted Cook already’and Pride in ; 1550 The government is call’d thc Helm, 1600 On whom, in equipage and state,
With which, like vessels under fail, His scarecrow fellow-members wait,
They're turn’d and winded by the tail; And march in order, two and two,
The tail, which birds and fishes Iteer As at Thanksgivings th'us'd to do,
Their courses with through sea and air, Each in a tatter'd talisinan,
To whom the rudder of the 1555
is 1605 Like vermin in effigie sain.
The same thing with the stern and compass.
And commonwealth in Nature jump:
For as a fiy, that goes to bed,
1610 For none, but Jesuits, have a million
So, in this mongrel state of ours, To preach the faith with ammunition,
The rabble are the supreme powers, And propagate the Church with powder ;
That bors d us on their backs, to show us Their founder was a blown-up foldier.
A jadith trick at last, and throw us. These spiritual pioneers o'th' Whore's, 1565 The learned Rabbins of the Jews 1615 That have the charge of all her itores,
Write, ihere 's a bone, which they call Luez, Since first they fail'd in their detigns,
l'th' rump of man, of such a virtue, To take-in heaven by springing mines,
No force in nature can do hurt to ; And with unanswerable barrels
And therefore, at the last great day, i. Of gunpowder dispute their quarrels, 1570
All th' other members Thall, they say,
1620 Now take a course more practicable,
Spricg out of this, as from a seed By laying trains to fire the rabble,
All forts of vegetals proceed; And blow us up, in th' open streets,
From whence the learned sons of Art Disguis’d in rumps, like lambenites,
Os facrum juftly style that part: More like to ruin and confound,
1575 | Then what can better represent, Than all their doctrines under ground.
Than this l'unip-bone, the Parliament, Nor have they chosen rumps amiss,
That, after several rude ejections, For lymbols of State-mysteries,
And as prodigious resurrections, Though some suppose 'twas but to thew
With new reversions of nine lives, How much they scorn’d the Saints, the few, 1590 Starts up, and, likcacat, revives? 1630 Who, cause they ’re wated to the stumps,
But now, alas ! they 're all expird, Are represented best by rumps,
And th' House, as well as members, fir'd ; But leluits have deeper reaches,
Contin'd in kennels by the rout, In all their politic far-fetches,
With which they other fires put out; And from the Coptic priest Kircherus, 1589 Condemn'd t' ungoverning distress, Found out this mystic way to jeer is:
And paltry, private wretchedness; For as th’Egyptians us'd by bees
Worse than the devil to privation,
Beyond all hopes of restoration ;
1640 Because these subtle animals
We, who could lately, with a look, Bear all their interests in their tai's,
Enact, establish, or revoke; And wlien they 're once impair'd in that, Whose arbitrary nods give law, Arc haniin'd their well-order'd ftate ;
And frowns kept mulcituries in awe;
1645 By hieroglyphic rumps expreft.
All hats, a in a storm, fiew off :
Dawn to the footman and valet;
1650 of high treason against him, and had drawn up Shall now be fcorn'd as wretchedly, a formal plea against him, in caso lie bad fub. For ruia 's just as low as high : mitted to the jurisdiction of the Court
At his which might be sufler'd, were it all own trial he pleaded that what he did wis as a
The horror that attends our fall; lawyer for his fee. He deservediy fuffered at
For some of us have scores more large 1655 Tyburn as a Regicide.
Than heads and quarters can discharge ;
And others, who by restless scraping, Ver. 1585. Kircherus.] Athanafius Kircher, a
With public frauds, and ;rivate rapine, Jefuit, hath written largely on the Lg. pan Hare mighty heaps of wealth amaisid, myftical learning. Kirkerus, in the two fort und gladly lay down all at last; cditions.
1660 3  2
And, to be but undone, entail
This faid, a near and loader slout 1665
The Knight and Squire's prodigion All
HO would believe what strange bogbean Ver. 1661, 166..] This the Regicides, in ge
Mankind creates itself, of fears, neral, would have done gladly, but the ring
That spring, like fern, thit infect weed, leaders of them were executed in cerrorem. Equivocally, without seel, Those that came in upon proclamation were
And have 110 posible foundation, brought to the bar of the House of Lords, 2sih
But merely in th’imagination Nov. 1661, to answer what they could say for And yet can do more dreadful feats themielves why judgınent ihould not bc executed
Than hags, with all their imps and teats ; against them. They severally alleged, " That, Make igre bevitch and haunt themielves, “ upon his Majesty's gracious Declaration from than all their rituseries of elves. “ Breda, and the votes of the Parliament, ci | For fear does things folike a witch, " they did render themselves, being advised | 'Tis hard to unriddie which is which; " that they thould therehy secure their lives : 1 Sels!p communities of senes, " and humully craved the benefit of the procla- Tochop and change inteligences : "mation, &c." And Harry Martin hrus!y can see with ears, and hear with ncies; added, " That he had never obeyed any “ proclamation before this, and hoped he should And, when thev neither fee nór hefr, not be hanged for taking the King's 'word
Have more than bosh fupplied by fear, now." A bill was brought in for their exe
That makes them in the dark fee vifions, cution, which was read twice, but afterwald And hag themselves with appar.tious, drops, and so they were all fent to their ie:eral And, when their eres discover leaft, prisons, and little more heard of. Ludlow, and Difcern the fubtleit ohjeâis bett; some others, escaped by tiying among the Swiss Do things not contrarv, alone, Cantonis.
To th' course of Nature, but its own; Ver. 1665, 1666.] When Sir Martyn came to this cabal, he left the rabble at Teniple-bar; but, by the time he had concluded his discourse, Our Poet now resumes his principal fuhe.dk they were advarced near Whiehall and West and the reason why he is fu full in the recapiz miniler. This alarmed our caballers, and per- lation of the last adienture of our Krog 252 haps terrified them with the apprehention of Squire is, because we had lost night of *** being hanged or burned in reality, as some of for the face of the longest Cảnto in the middle them that very instant were in efrigv. wonder, therefore, they broke up fo-precipi- getfulness in some readers, whose attention
No poem: this rcspite might probably occasion that tarelv, 'and that each endeavoured to secure Been so long :uspended : it was therefore neceilu hlintell. The manner of it is deicribed with a that a repetition should be made of the dark poezicii licence, only to embellish this Canto acventure, and that it thould be made clear and with a divering catastrophe.
intelligible to the reader.
The courage of the bravest diunt,
25 | And forc'd him from the fue t'escape, And turn pultroons as valiant:
Had turn’d itself to Ralpho's thape, For men as refolute appear
So like in perion, garb, and pitch, With too much, as too little fear;
'Twas hard t'interpret which was which. And, when they 're out of hopes of flying, For Ralpho had no sooner told
75 Will run away from death by dying; 30 | The Lady all lie had l unfold, Ir turn again to stand it out,
But the convey'd him out of sight, And those they fied, like lions, rout.
To entertain the approaching Knight; This Hudibras had prov'd too true,
And, while he gave himself diversion, Vho, by the Furies leít perdue,
T'accommodate his beast and person, 80 ind haunted with detachnients, senç 35 | And put his beard into a posture - tom Marthal Legion's reg ment,
At best advantage to accoit her, Vas by a tiend, as counterfeit,
She orderid th' antimasquerade eliev'd and rescued with a cheat ;
(For his reception) aforesaid : Then nothing but himtelf, and fear,
But, when the ceremony was done, las both the imps and conjurer ;
40 | The lights put out, the Furies gone, Sby the rules o' th' virtuosi,
And Hudibias, among the l'ell, foliows in due form of poesie.
Convey'd away, 'as Ralplio guess'd, Disguis'd in all the marks of night,
The wretched caitiff, all alone, e left our champion on his flight, (As he believd) began to moan,
go -t blindman's buif, to grope his way, 45 And tell his story to himself, Tequal fear of niglit and day;
The Knight mistook him for an elf; ho took his dark and desperate course,
And did so fill, till he began knew no better than his horse;
To scruple at Ralpho's outward inan, 1d, by an unknown devil led,
And thought, because they oft agreed le knew as litçle whither) fled,
50 T'appear in one another's stead, I never was in greater necd,
And act the faints and devil's part, ir lefs capacity of speed ;
With indistinguishable art, fabed, both in man and beast,
They might have done to now, perhaps, *fy and run away, his lieft;
And put on one another's shapes; keep the enemy, and fear,
55 And therefore, to resolve the doubt, mm equal falling on his rear.
He ftar'd upon him, and cryped out,
That took his place and shape to-night?
бо id, when the hackney fails molt (wift,
Ver. 88.] But the convey'd him, &c. First edit. lieve they lag, or run a-drift);
1678. Alccred, 1634, lo convey'd. Lough he prsted e'er so fast, s fear was greater than his laste;
Ver. 102, 103, 104.] Here is an amazing disfear, though feeter t':an the wind, 65 covery opened.” The Knight's dreadful appreberes 'tis always left behind.
henfions vanish with right: no rooner does the twen the moon began t'apperir,
day break, but with joy he perceives his mir. d thifte' anotlicr scene his four,
take; he finds Ralpho in his company instead of fund his new cificious thade,
an elf or a ghost; upon this he is agreeably at canie to timely to his aid,
70 surprised, as he was before terribly affiighted.
But let us examine whether this meeting, and
the reconciliation that follows it, are naturally Ver. 36.) Alluding to Stephen Marshal's brought abo it, fince, the day before, they had bring out treaion from the pulpit, in order mutually resolved to abandon each other. I remi che arny of the Rebels, llc was called think he bath judiciously formed this incident : : Gereva Bull.
for it is plain thc Kniglit and the Squire were
cosicious they liad wronged one another, the one fer. 67.) I have before ol served, that we by his base intentions, and the other by his Terace out herces morning and night. This ti eachery and grofs imposiiion; but fortunately War is always effential in poetry, to avoid they were ignorant of each other's designs, and,
fon and disputes among the crítics. How confequently, eac! thought himself the offender: hoe they have calculated the number of days it is, therefore, natural and probable that they 1er up in the Iliad, Æneid, and Paradise Tould eally come to a good understanding. , if the poets had not been careful to lead The Knight compounds with the Squire for lis
150 the momentous discovery? Mr. Butler imposition is a ghost , 110only from a sense of adear in this point as any of them : for, from his own bare intentions, but for the happy escape 1.5 of these Adventures, every morning fion witches, ipiriti, and elves, from whiin de inghe have been poetically deicribed ; and the Squire pretends to have freed him. O ** We are arrived at the third say.
the o.hu hand, the Squire is willing to re