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On the University Carrier, who ficknd
in the time of bis vacancy, being
of the Plague.
And here, alas! hath laid him in the dirt,
his room where he must lodge that night,
Another on the same.
ERE Iteth one, who did most truly prove
so hung his deftiny, never to rot While he might ftill jogg on and keep his trot, Made of sphear-metal, never to decay Until his revolution was at stay. Time numbers motion, yet (without a crime 'Gainst old truth) motion number'd out his time: And like an Engine mov'd with wheel and waight, His principles being ceaft, he ended strait. Reft, that gives all men life, gave him his death, And too much breathing put him out of breath; Nor were it contradiction to affirm Too long vacation haften'd on his term, Meerly to drive the time away he sickn’d, Fainted, and died, nor would with Ale be quickn'd; Nay, quoth he, on his swooning bed out-stretch'd, If I mayn't carry, sure I'll ne'er be fetch'd, But vow, though the cross Doctors all ftood hearers, For one Carrier put down to make fix bearers. Ease was his chief disease, and to judge right, He dy'd for heaviness that his Cart went light, His leisure told him that his time was come, And lack of load, made his life burdensom, That even to his last breath (there be that say't). As he were prest to death, he cry'd more waight ; But had his doings lasted as they were,
He had been an immortal Carrier.
In course reciprocal, and had his fate
His Letters are deliver'd all and gon,
On the new forcers of Conscience under
the Long PARLIAMENT.
have thrown off your Prelate Lord, And with ftiff Vows renounc'd his Liturgie, To seise the widow'd whore Pluralitie
From them whose çin ye envi’d, not abhorrd,
To force our Consciences that Chrift set free,
Taught ye by meer A. S. and Rotherford?
Would have been held in high efteem with Paul
Must now be nam’d and printed Hereticks,
But we do hope to find out all your tricks,
That so the Parliament May with their wholsom and preventive fhears Clip your Phylacteries, though bauk your Ears,
And succour our juft Fees : When they shall read this clearly in your charge, New Presbyter is but Old Priest writ Large.