Cavalier Ballad; Samuel Butler
I come to charge ye|
That fight the clergy,
And pull the mitre from the prelate's head,
That you will be wary
Lest you miscarry
In all those factious humours you have bred;
But as for BROWNISTS we'll have none,
But take them all and hang them one by one.
2. Your wicked actions|
Join'd in factions
Are all but aims to rob the King of his due;
Then give this reason
For your treason,
That you'll be ruled, if he'll be ruled by you.
Then leave these factions, zealous brother,
Lest you be hanged one against another.
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