Cavalier Ballad; Samuel Butler, 1661
I loved no King since forty-one,|
When Prelacy went down;
A cloak and band I then put on
And preach'd against the crown.
A turn-coat is a cunning man
That cants to admiration,
And prays for any king to gain
The people's approbation.
2. I show'd the paths to heaven untrod,
3. When Charles return'd into our land,|
The English Church supporter,
I shifted off my cloak and band,
And so became a courtier.
4. The King's religion I profest,
5. I taught my conscience how to cope
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