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the primitive christians, for all their heroick loyalty, would not do, and which no man ought to do, either for interest or revenge. For my part, I think true religion so far above all worldly concerns, and the preservation of it, so principal an advantage of government, that the prince, who will certainly suppress that, must be more intolerable than he that would take away my liberty, estate, or my life; and it must be a damnable sin in me to assist him in it, or put him into a capacity to do it. No oath or allegiance can bind me to this; it may oblige me to suffer, but not to act for such a design: wherefore, for shame, let his Irish and English popish subjects alone carry on this impious design, who can only hope for advantage by his restoration, and who are only bound in conscience to help him; neuter we must stand at least, and that will suffice to shew how contemptible a party that is, which must be set up on the nation's ruin, and how impossible it is for him to cut down the protestant religion in England, without borrowing a handle from the tree he would fell. Take warning by what is past, and what must be the inevitable consequence of your deserting this king, or assisting the late prince, even the ruin of this most famous church of England, and the endangering the whole estate of protestantism through all Europe: in vain will you complain of this consequence, when it is too late to remedy it; your guilt, shame, and sorrow will then only remain, for having had a hand in so deplorable a mischief; for my part. I have delivered my own soul, and given you fair warning ; God of his infinite mercy open your eyes in time, and grant you a right judgment in this and in all things.
THE TRUE AND GENUING
PRINTED IN THE YEAR 1693.
THEREAS by misrepresentation
(Of which ourself was the occasion)
After mature deliberation,
Promising in our wonted fashion,
To make an ample reparation.
And, for our re-inauguration,
And when again they take occasion
LL shall be safe from rope and fire,
J. R. WHE
HEN we reflect what desolation
Our absence causes to the nation We could not hold ourself exempted From any thing to be attempted; Whereby our subjects, well beguild, May to our yoke be reconcild.
Be all assur'd both whig and tory, If for past faults you can be sorry, You ne'er shall know what we'll do for you. For 'tis our noble resolution To do more for your constitution, Than e'er we'll put in execution. Though some before us made a pother, England had never such another, No, not our own renown'd dear brother.
We bave it set before our eyes, That our main interest wholly lies In managing with such disguise, As leaves no room for jealousies.
And, to encourage foes and friends,
And further, bloodshed to prevent,
At his return, on Cavalier ;
Then be assur'd, the first fair weather,
As for your church, we'll still defend it;
Next for a liberty of conscience,
We'll never violate the test,
And as for the dispensing power,
If other acts shall be presented,
Our brother's Irish settling act
But now you bave so fair a bidder,
Or, if I bleed, the devil's in me.
And, lest a project, in its prime,
Thus having tortur'd our invention,
But after this we think it nonsense ;
But since our enemies wou'd fright you,
We only add, that we are come
BY ONE OF THE CAMP CHAPLAINS. London: Printed for the use of the Petitioners ; and sold by Thomas Ranen, in Fleet-street, near Temple Bar. 1693. Quarto, containing four Pages.
SINCE the ladies 'gainst men
Have to paper put pen,
By way of most humble petition,
In hope your good pleasure
Will once be at leisure
That impertinent crew, Your patience to weary and vex,
With a thing of no momeni,
That has small weight, or none in't,
To make known our grievance
you to relieve once, On
your door do our earnest request stick.
Viz. Be it enacted,
That as we've contracted, Our salaries may be paid us,
That when we're dismiss'd ill,
We may not go whistle,
It will be a scandal
Even so to be sure,
If the pastor is poor,
Let's.at table bave place,
Or come in with the fruit
To give thanks, and sneak out,
(One part of our wishes) To fortify maw sacerdotal,
And leave to be drunk,