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26 Bonduca's honour, with those heroes time Had in oblivion wrapt his saucy crime : To them and to your nation you are just, In raising up their glories from the dust; And to old England you that right have done, To shew no story nobler than her own.

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NEWS FROM COLCHESTER: Or, A proper New Ballad of certain carnal passages bee

twixt a Quaker and a Colt, at Horsley, near Colchestery
in Essex.
To the tune of " Tom of Bedlam."

I.
All in the land of Essex,
Near Colchester the zealous,
On the side of a bank
Was play'd such a prank
As would make a stone-horse jealous. 5

II.
Help Woodcock, Fox, and Naylor,
For brother Green's a stallion ;
Now, alas ! what hope
Of converting the Pope,
Whena Quaker turns Italian 3

III.
Even to our whole profession
A scandal 'twill be counted,
When 'tis talkid with disdain
Amongst the profane
How Brother Green was mounted.

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IV.
And in the good time of Christmas,
. Which thoi our saints have damn'd all,

Yet when they did hear
Tha! a damn'd Cavalier
Ever play'd such a Christmas gambol ?

V.
Hid thy flesh, O Green ! been pamper'd
With any cates unhallow'd,
Hadst thou sweeten'd thy gums
With pottage of plums,
Or profane

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had swallow'd ;

VI.
Rolld up in wanton swine's flesh
The fiend might have crept into thee ;
Then fullness of gut
Might have caus'd thee to rut,
And the devil have so rid thro' thee.

VII.
But, alas ! he had been feasted
With a spiritual collation
By our frugal Mayor,
Who can dine on a prayer,
And
sup on an exhortation.

VIII.
'Twas mere impulse of spirit,
Tho' he us’d the weapon carnal :

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Filly Foal," quoth he, “ My bride thou shalt be ; “ And how this is lawful learn all :

IX.
- For if no respect of persons
“ Be due 'mongst sons of Adam,
“ In a large extent
“ Thereby may be meant
“ That a mare's as good as a madam."

X.
Then without more ceremony,
Not bonnet vail'd, nor kiss ‘d her,
But took her by force,
For better for 'worse,
And us'd her like a sister.

XI.
Now when in such a saddle
A saint will needs be riding,
Tho' we dare not say
'Tis a falling away,
May there not be some backsliding?

XII,
“ No, surely," quoth James Naylor,
“ 'Twas but an insurrection
66 Of the carnal part,
“ For a Quaker in heart
“ Can never lose perfection.

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XIII. For (as our masters * teach us) 66 The intent being well directed, 6 Tho' the devil trepan

The Adamical man,
“ The saint stands uninfected.”

XIV.
But, alas ! a Pagan jury
Ne’er judges what's intended ;
Then say what we can
Brother Green's outward man
I fear will be suspended.

XV.
And our adopted sister
Will find no better quarter ;
But when him we enroll
For a saint, Filly Foal
Shall
pass
herself for a martyr.

XVI.
Rome, that spiritual Sodom,
No longer is thy debtor,
O Colchester! now
Who's Sodom but thou,
Even according to the letter ?

* The Jesuits.

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