Si quis atro dente me petiverit,
Inultus ut Flebo Puer?

Printed for J. Davies, 1681.

To the Marshall Royalists, the Right Honourable, the Right Worship­full and truly Noble Members of the LOYAL SOCIETY, united in a Glorious Artillery in the City of Bristol.

Worthy Gentlemen,

YOur voluntary entrance into this Loyal Band, is as great a Speci­men (methinks) of your parti­cular Valours, as that of lapping the Waters amongst (a) Gideons Souldiers, when he was to fight the Midianites, and to shew you how ignorant your Adversaries are in the design of the holy Writ, like their Forefa­thers of Rebellion that mistook the Text of (b) Curse ye Meroz, when they went out like Fools and Knaves to help the Lord a­gainst the Mighty,) they upbraid to you, for­sooth, the (a) paucity of your Numbers, (in an [Page] empty Libel) which alone shews you to be un­der the Banners of the Lord of Hosts, who re­duced the Armies of Two and thirty thousand to Three hundred, because they were too many for him to overcome by: You are those few (my hearts) pickt out on purpose to doe his Won­ders, at whose first sight the late (d) Sharer of the Government marched off with his ragged Regiment, like a nasty Fog, before the Sun ascending to his Meridian, or Oreb and Zeeb, before the Sword of the Lord, and of Gideon, for they (and none other) can be truly said to wield either of those Weapons, but men in your Circumstances, commissioned by your Liege-Lord (who alone has power to grant them) for your so doing.

You've broke your Pitchers, shewn your Lights,
And by your Stratagems, the Midianites,
(Those giddy Mists) are vanisht from your Plain;
You! like Apollo, have the Python slain,
In honour of whose Name the Pythean Plays
Were typically Acted, for your Rays,
Like the Repentance of King Pharaoh's mind,
Dismiss those Frogs and Lice from Egypts kind.
(e) Hinc illae Lachrimae—
Ab hoc fonte derivata simultas
In Regem regiménque fluxit.

[Page]I am informed that (f) Six or Seven empty Bottles at first, one of which is since crackt, and another quite broken, clubb'd to the ma­king up of One Billingsgate Logerhead, and he advised a Painter very scurrilously, and dully, to traduce you all in general, and par­ticularly those of the first rate amongst you: I confess, ever since that senseless Ribaldry came to my view, I have been disputing which of Solo­mon's Advices to follow, whether to answer a Fool in his Folly, or not, were the best way to appear in your vindication. But upon better thoughts, I have advised a Painter (in the ensuing Poem) to exhibit such Calumniators in their Colours; that the World may see what sort of People those Opposers of Government are called out on; the ignorance and scurrility of whom, I am so great a hater of, that I have avoided treading in their steps, by particulari­zing either Place, or Person: so that none but the guilty (who ought to suffer) can be offended at it; yet they also may escape the punishment if they have the Wit to hold their Tongues, for when one Rogue is described amongst a thou­sand Persons, who but a Fool will declare himself to be the Man, by quarrelling with the Painter for his draught: it follows then, that a Man [Page] may be a Knave unknown to his Neighbours, if he cunningly carries it off by Silence; but if he uncovers himself by Passion, then we must conclude him a Fool, and a Knave too, and so I'le leave him, for ‘Nemo me impunè lacessit.’

Gentlemen, I shall use no other Argument to perswade your Acceptance of this Dedication, but to tell you, it was design'd to expose the King's and your Enemies; and Written by one that honours your Design, loves your Persons, and (as you are all Sons of the Church of England) is

Your affectionate Brother, and humble Servant, [...].


THIS Advice to a Painter was Writ about July, 1680. when insolence to Majesty, and Magistracy, was more fashiona­ble than (I thank God) now it is. And has hitherto expected the good hour to walk abroad in, when Loy­alty may take the Air without fear of Thieves and Robbers. It came to me from an unknown hand, and was design'd it seems to Sham some foolish scurrilous Poetasters, that had then Libell'd all the King's true Subjects in this City.

[Page]If I knew the Author, I'de tell you my Name also, for then you might ask the Question, I declare I cannot answer. Ergo, &c.




Painter is advis'd to draw,
Corporation kept in awe,
The (a) Hieroglyphick of a Burrough fool'd,
Being by Member of her own, o're ruled.
Dear Painter,
DRaw a great blind she Bear, with a brass Ring
Fixt in her Nose; and through that draw a String.
Held by a snarling, dogged, ill-look'd Pleader,
At (b) Paris-garden Bar; and let him lead her.
[Page 2]In 's t'other hand, (skill'd Pencil) let him feel,
An Oaken plant, (c) tipt at both ends with Steel,
(As well to stave off Curs, as (d) Bruin Sway,)
Whom left it should be thought she don't obey,
Let him (e) lean hers, when she don't tend his way.
So rarely done, that Passers-by may Swear,
This Surely is her Bear-ward, That his Bear.


Corporation's brought a Bed
Of (a) Anarchy; her Babes are led
By Bear-ward, to the River Jordan,
Where (b) Crop gives name to every (c) Lor­dain.
NExt draw this (d) Vrsa Major in her throws,
Convuls't by her hard labour, Whelping those
Ensuing Cubs, lickt into various Shapes,
As (e) Monkeys, Martins, Baboons, Jackanapes;
Taught in their Youth, as (f) Novices by Fryar,
By (g) barking Bear-ward, Mid-wife, Son, and Sire,
Whom pray'e don't forget to Paint with 's Staff,
Just at this (h) green Bear's tail, to make you laugh,
Watching (as carefull (i) Neat-herds do their Kine)
Lest she should eat her nauseous Secundine.
Then draw a Haw-thorn Bush, and let him place
The (k) Heam upon't, with Faith, that the next race,
[Page 3]May Females prove, for one Dissenting She
More mischief does in rule, than all we see
Of the more worthy Gender: Painter then,
First prithee trigg me out with carefull Pen,
(Let it contend with Brains, shew artfull Strife,
For I would fain have this done to the life)
A crop ear'd factious (l) Nomenclator; that
(As the Hen at (m) Bedminster did lay a Cat)
May by his power to name say, this great Bear
Did Whelp a Bear-ward, Sword-bearer, and Mare,
With many Cubs besides, which you must frame
At this Gamaliel's Feet to get a Name,
And lest Specifick Waters he should want,
Most natural to each respective Plant,
Draw full all Vessels but the sacred Font,
From various Rivers, fit for Spiritual Warfare,
Those of Damascus, Abana and Pharpar,
Euphrates, Gion, Pyson, Jordan, Tweed,
To dip, or sprinkle, sowse, or dowse this breed;
Then for the maungy Brats amongst 'em; draw,
The (n) Leaper-cleanser, Ulcer-curing spaw,
Tan-fats, and Lime-pits, least the Waters taint,
Vessels of honour and dishonour paint,
This for Cub-reprobate, that for Cub saint.
Then in the Devil's name, tho' in Christian guise,
Let him begin these Rebels to baptize.
Of (o) Rhosne's Stream that runs through Lemane Lake,
(With Cub in Arms) a handfull let him take,
And sprinkling say; this is the damn'dest Cur
Of all the Litter: him, Jack Presbyter,
I therefore name: then for the (p) Gossips draw,
Knox, Buchanan, Wat Tyler, and Jack Straw,
With Sir John Oldcastle, and Major Weir,
Hexham, and all the Whigs i'th' (q) Northern Bear,
[Page 4]Which Constellation may the Devil tear.
In (r) Jordan's Laver chusing then the aptest,
Next Jack for mischief, dip him Anabaptist.
And for his bold (s) Sectators pray 'e decipher,
Tom. Muncer, Jack of Leyden, Nick Stock, Phipher,
Tuscoverer, and Becold, Knipperdolling,
A Goldsmith Prophet, and a Tailor King:
That to sad Ruin did poor Munster bring;
Pox on (t) Sheath tayle, that keeps such Cursed Sting.
Th' unruliest of the rest, let crop Ears call
Rude (u) Antinomian; which may serve for all
Rebellious Cubs, from Burroughs loyns that fall,
From Center (w) Pinn to Circumferent Wall.
I'th' Tanfat dowse another, and him Name
A (x) Brownist; then the lustfull Cub to tame,
Sowse him i'th' Lime-pit, scowr the Blackmoor white,
Take off his Hair-cloth, call him (y) Adamite.
I'th' Medicinal Bath, the (z) Chiliast claim'd,
For Preservation, that he might be nam'd,
The Nestlin Cub, half starv'd, Crop call'd a Quaker,
A won way'd-Whelp, that does disgrace his Maker.
A senseless Cub, he Muckhiltonian stiled,
Which masty Brat the Waters so defiled,
Last Cub of Baptisme it had beguiled.
Had not sagacious Crop, to make an end on't,
Spit in his Face, and call'd him Independent.


(a) Demas Bear-ward's now turn'd (b) Pe­dant
Of Body, how to set a Head on't;
Teaches Brats of Corporation,
They become the pest o'th' Nation.
PAinter, you need not change his Face, nor hew,
For the same ugly Visage here will doe,
As did in Paris-garden, only see
You make a decent change on's (c) drapery;
Instead of Staff put into's hand a Rod,
Haughty behaviour, grace, or scornfull nod,
Such as to Mortals may become a God.
On Cub that pleases him, pray make him snear
On whom he's jealous, let (d) Orbilius lear,
And pray let both the Aspects be severe.
The great Bear's Litter first about him draw,
Then plac'd above them, with extended Paw,
Old thread-bare Cloak, tuckt close under his arm,
And rusty Beaver cockt: let him alarm
His mixt Disciples; to them let him say,
This (my beloved) is the glorious day,
When the Sun-shines the wise man makes his Hay.
Keep close, my Lads, unto each holy Name
You were baptiz'd in, and increase your fame.
Contend in nought but getting Proselytes
To your select Professions, 'gainst the Rites
[Page 6]Of Church pretensions, for in doing so
You multiply to Friend, subtract from Foe;
And as they lesser, so you bigger grow.
Let lovely Toleration with you dwell,
What mischief e're you doe pretend it well;
Let actions seen, be Heaven; tho' unseen, Hell.
Thus you'll delude the Silliest, who are most,
And he that has the Numbers rules the roast;
Now, though you each with other seem to be
Disjoyn'd in Worship; against (e) Monarchy
Be sure you all unite: the good old Cause
Will give you brave Preferments 'bove the Laws.
Do's (f) Pride, or Noll, the Brewers, sound so well
As the Protector, or as Colonel?
Do's clownish Desborough, the Plow-man, call
For such respect, as Major General?
Had Barkestead, Thimble-maker, half the power
As Barkestead, when Lieutenant of the Tower?
Ha's Hewson, Cobler, the Euphonie of Lord?
And don't Sir Reverence sweeter smell than—
(g) E'n't four in decimals a Babe to eight?
And is a man the lower for his height?
You'r all in the same Station these were then,
And what has once bin may be done again.
Chear up my Lads, and choose for your Bravado
Some sage Apostate, arm'd with a (h) Croisada,
He's in at all that's once turn'd (i) Renegado.
I make no doubt, the adverse part will say,
Such various minds can't all be i'th' right way.
They'll fondly tell you, Brethren must agree,
That may be done without a Unity
In Church, or State, as plainly will appear
By Dint of Argument; for look you here,
[Page 7](My trusty Boys) you'r all Sons of one Bear,
So, Brethren, yet each one has his share
Of Spiritual Portion (set apart as Land
To several Heirs) on which foundation stand:
Did ever any but a Fool contend
For that which Custom had put to an end?
Turn over Nature's Volumes, and Converse
With all the Animals i'th' Universe.
Ask the Philosophers, see if you find
Two of their Wisest ever of one Mind;
And yet they love each other, live, and die,
And rise again in their Posterity,
To doe the same; nay, all the Plants that are
Put forth at first two Leaves dissimular
From the same Root, yet this and that agrees,
And stand all Weathers, till they'r Shrubs or Trees;
These Reasons well digested, Boys, why then
Should man think to unite the Minds of men?
Or quarrel at unlikeness in us? nay,
Had nature e're decreed, as these men say,
We should be all alike, she would ha' shown's the way.
All they pretend the Law runs on their side,
Alas! wont (k) Wealth, and power stem that tide,
What Conqueror for villany e're smarted?
Or whoring Dutchess (as poor Jade) is carted?
Who steals a horse, or kills a man, must die
By th' Law, whilst he's exalted to the sky,
That robbs and kills whole Nations; thus you see,
Not rape, but want, gives name to villany.
Courage my hearts! resolve then to be brave,
Thus stands the Victor, and thus stands the Slave.
The Fate of either as you chuse, you'll have.
Thus Pedant spake: now, Painter, let the Boys
(If you know how) make an exulting noise,
[Page 8]Cast up their Caps, and clap their hands, as tho'
They were already flusht in bloud of Foe;
And were possest of what they had expected,
For making God, their King, and Church neglected.
Then to some angry Herald, pray 'e repair,
To be advis'd what Arms those Cubs shall bear.
And let him search the Magazine of Hell
For proper Coats, to those that dare rebell
Before he trigs them out: but for Supporters,
Vultures and Harpies pressing on to tortures.
Paint them in bloudy Colours, arm'd, and langu'd,
And when yo've drawn 'em all, let 'em be hang'd.



I Have perused your advice to the Painter, and the design pleases me so well that I wish it was Printed, and as intelligible as your Scholia's upon it could make it, for if those few enclosed parts of it, (which I here pur­posely send you) were explain'd, I am of opinion it would live for ever, to be the mirror of Schismaticks, and consequently a stop to the Career of Disobedience, especial­ly to the sincere Bigots; for when they shall see by this Glass, how ugly they appear in such Communities, and enquire into the villany of their respective Teachers; they will for shame acquit their Conventicles, and come (as the King commands them by his Laws) to serve God in their own Pa­rish Churches, at the proper times appoin­ted. I have given you my Opinion, with liberty to pursue your own, and remain

Yours, T. G.

To my Worthy FRIEND Mr. T. G.


I Thank you for your Advice, which was not given in vain, as will appear by my Annotations upon those places, which you think to be obscure, which at your request appear now in publick, as followeth,

Your Affectionate, [...]

NOTES upon the Epistle Dedicatory.

(a) Gideons Souldiers.] The Story of Gideon rout­ing Oreb and Zeeb, and the Midianites, see in the Se­venth Chapter of Judges.

(b) Curse ye Meroz] Was denounced against those that assisted not their lawfull King, which our Rebels made use on in our late Civil War, to curse those that did not assist the Vsurpers against him.

(c) The paucity of your number.] The scurrilous ignorant advice to a Painter, which abused the Artillery, reproached them for that their number did not amount to the years of the Age of man: which Story (had it been true, alluding to the Lappers that beat the Midianites) the Dedicator accounts to their Praise.

(d) Sharer, &c.] An Officer set up by himself, without any Authority undertook to teach the use of Arms in Bristol, routed by the Artillery who are com­missionated for what they doe; this vanquish'd Officer, for saying he was a Sharer in the Government, was in­dicted at Wells Assises.

(e) Hinc illae lachrimae.] The Artillery that came in their places exasperated them to make their railing Libels, which abused the Loyal Nobility, and Gentry amongst them.

(f) Six or Seven] We have an Account of so many that club'd to the making those senseless Verses, and 'tis said one of the Poetasters is mad, and another dead since.

NOTES upon the First Canto.

(a) Hieroglyphicks] Or Images of things, by which (as we by Letters) the Egyptians were wont to express themselves, as a Dove for Innocence, a Serpent for Wis­dom, so a blind She-bear for a Corporation that's led by the Nose by one of her Members, as the Bears are by their Bear-wards.

(b) Paris-garden Bar] Or the Bear garden at Lon­don, where the Dog and Bear is Plaintiff and Defen­dant, and the Bear-ward and Butcher plead their causes.

(c) Tipt at both ends] The description of a Bear-ward's Staff.

(d) Bruin] A Romantick name for a Bear.

(e) Lean hers, &c.] Haughty Pride, and insolent Ambition, will chuse rather to quit their Principles than be thought to lose their Authority.

NOTES upon the Second Canto.

(a) Anarchy] Or Confusion, a multitude of hare-brain'd People of several perswasions.

(b) Crop] Stands here for a Non-conformist, or a Tub-Preacher.

(c) Lordain] An idle Dunce, or Block-head.

(d) Ursa Major] Or this great She-blind Bear, the Hieroglyphick of a Corporation.

(e) Monkies, Baboons, &c.] These Imitators only of Mankind I take to be fit Representatives for such spawn as will never come to perfection.

(f) Novices] As the cunning Fryars instruct the No­vices their Disciples, so you'll find in the next Canto [Page 13] (when the Cubs grow more docible) the Bear-ward turn'd School-master, and Lecturing them into Rebellion.

(g) Barking Bear-ward, &c.] Or snarling ill con­dition'd Fellow, who for the care of the Young may pro­perly enough be styled their Sire; and the Sire of Cubs, as properly the Son of a Bear, and at this juncture of time, when his Bear's whelping may as well be termed her Mid-wife.

(h) Green Bear] Green is a common Epithete for Females in the Straw.

(i) Neat-heards, &c.] This alludes to a little piece of superstition which the Country people use, carefully attending their calving Cows, lest they should eat their after Burthen, which they commonly throw upon a Hawthorn Bush, with stedfast belief that they shall have a Cow-calf the next year after.

(k) Heame] The same in Beasts, as the Secundine, or Skin that the young is Wrapped in.

(l) Nomenclator] Or a Name-giver, the Noncon­formist Tub-preacher, which is introduced to baptize the Cubs.

(m) Bedminster] i.e. A place near Bristol, where there was a Hen brought forth a Cat; else they lye who made Affidavit of its truth before the Magistrate there.

(n) Leaper-cleanser] A Medicinal Bath.

(o) Rhosnes-stream] The River that runs through the Lake of Lemane to Geneva, from whence flows that poysonous Spring of Presbyterianism.

(p) Gossips] Fit Witnesses to Sedition are Knox and Buchannan, Scotch Rebells in Queen Elizabeth's days; Wat Tyler and Jack Straw, Rebels to King Ri­chard the Second; Sir John Oldcastle, Rebel to King Henry the Fifth; Major Wier and Hexam late Rebels in Scotland, hang'd at Edinburrough (for the murther [Page 14] of the Archbishop of S. Andrews) with many other such hypocritical Religionaries, or pretended Protestants of integrity, which they call Whigs amongst them.

(q) Northern Bear] A coelestial Constellation, in form of a Bear about the North Pole.

(r) Jordan's Laver] The River Jordan is the com­mon Appellative for any Stream, or Pond, where the Anabaptists dip their Proselytes.

(s) Sectators] Apt Gossips, or Witnesses, at such a Baptism were Tom Muncer and his Partner Phipher, with Nicholas Stock the first broachers of Anabaptism in Germany, about the Year 1525. Banisht thence by Frederick Elector of Saxony, for their Rebellious Doc­trines; afterwards they and their numerous party were routed by the Duke of Saxony, and the Lantgrave, 5000 of them slain, and 300 taken Prisoners, and themselves Beheaded at Mulhuse; then Jack Becold, alias Jack of Leyden, a Tayler; Tuscoverer, a Goldsmith; and Knipperdolling, an inconsiderable Fellow, follows the steps of the abovesaid Rebels, and propagates their erro­neous Principles in the City of Munster, about the Year 1533. where they increased to that Insolency, that Jack of Leyden, the Tayler, consecrates Tuscoverer, the Gold­smith, a Prophet; and in requital he crowns Jack of Leyden, the Tayler, King; by whose damnable and (for some time) successfull practices the City of Munster was ruin'd.

(t) Sheath-tayl] As a Scabbard to a Blade, or a Sheath to a Knife; so is the Tayl of a Wasp to its Sting.

(u) Antinomian] Or one that's against all Law.

(w) Pinn, Wall] For Center and Circumference, for as in a Cylinder, or long Figure, if a man was to express its Contents, he would naturally enough say, from the one end to the other; so in a wall'd City, which is sup­posed [Page 15] to be round, the Contents are expressible from the Center to the Circumference, which Center I call Pinn, and Circumference, Wall; for that I wanted two Mo­nasyllables to make up my Verse. This I think is obvious enough, and had past without a Comment, had not some ill minded men made another Interpretation, by way of Derision, to a Godly Presbyterian of that Name, one Thomas Wall (a Bookseller by Vsurpation, tho' as much a Goldsmith as Tuscoverer the aforesaid Prophet, &c.) who was taken in a carnal manner upon one Pinn's Wife, a Carpenter in the Marsh belonging to that City, if you'll believe the Affidavit made before the Magistrates there; but the Poet clears himself you see of the allu­sion, and concludes this Scholion with the Motto borrow'd from the Garter, viz. Honi soit qui male panse.

(x) Brownist] A Sect taking its name from a silly Fellow whose Name was Brown, as some hold a Ri­gider sort of Independant, for whose Baptism the Tanfat is well enough a colour.

(y) Adamite] A lacivious sort of Enthusiasts, that ran up and down Naked, pretending Antiquity for their Religion, which was before all Cloaths were invented, nay, prior to the Aprons made of Fig-leaves, which were the first Garments.

(z) Chiliast] A Millenary or Fifth Monarchy man, that expects Christ shall come upon earth a thousand Years before the Resurrection.

(&) Muckhiltonian] A sordid Sect, or Schism, lately reported in Ireland, by one Muckhilton, now in Newgate for his horrid Blasphemies.

NOTES on the Third Canto.

(a) Demas Bear-ward] Demas was an Apostate, [Page 16] which I here call the Bear-ward, because the Poet now makes him a School-master.

(b) Pedant] Or School-master instructing the Rebel­lious body to get a head.

(c) Drapery] A term amongst Lymners for the Gar­ments or Cloaths they represent in painting.

(d) Orbilius] Was so curs'd and severe a School-master that Horace calls him Plagosus Orbilius.

(e) Monarchy] Or Kingly Government.

(f) Pride and Noll] They were but Brewers, before Rebellion raised one to be a Protector, and the other a Colonel: Desburrough also was then a Plow-man, Barke­stead a Thimble-maker, and Hewson a Cobler; after­wards made Lords by the same Rebellion.

(g) Four in Decimals] That is, 40. and eight, 80. Here the Rebellious Orator exhorts his Cubs, à fortiori, shewing them, that as inconsiderable Rascals as they are now in 1680. their Forefathers in Rebellion were in 1640. and hints it to them by way of shame, having Forty more Years experience, if they arrive not at the same Dignities.

(h) Croisada] The Popes Bull for the Sign of the Cross to Christians warring against Infidels.

(i) Renegadoe] One that deserts his Colours, his Principles, and Religion for interest.

(k) Wealth and Power] We have seen Magna Charta once run down, and Rhimed at in derision, by a potent Vsurper, who arrived at that height of greatness, only by well managing such cursed Cubs as are described in this Poem.


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