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H U DI B R A S.
IN THREE PARTS.
HE learned write, an infe&t breeze
That falls before a storm on cows,
This Canto is entirely independent of the adventures of Hudibras and Ralpho: neither of our heroes make their appearance: other characters are introduced, and a new vein of satire is exhibited. The Poet iteps out ef his road, and skips from the time wherein these
Laid out their apostolic functions
money, and, instead
And laid about as hot and brain-fick
Had store of money in her purse,
The Independents (whose first station
No Ver. 118.] The officers and soldiers among the Independents got into pulpits, and preached and prayed as well as fought. Oliver Cromwell was fam'd for a preacher, and has a sermon * in print, intituled, Cromawell's Learned, Devout, and Conscientious Exercise, beld at Sir Peter Temple's in Lincoln's Inn-fields, upon Rom. xiii. 1. in which are the following flowers of rhetoric : " Dearly beloved brethren and lifters, it is
true, this text is a malignant one; the wicked and “ ungodly have abused it very much ; but, thanks be " to God, it was to their own ruin.
“ But now that I spoke of Kings, the question is, “Whether, by the higher powers, are meant kings or
commoners ? Truly, beloved, it is a very great “ question among those that are learned : for may not
every one that can read observe, that Paul speaks in “ the plural num'er, higher powers? Now, had he “ incant subjectie, to a king, he would have said, “ “Let every foul te subject to the higher power," if “ he had meant one man ; but by this you see he
meant * This, however, is now well known to be an imposture. N.