Tread soft on her Grave, and do right to her honor,
Let neither rude hand nor ill Tongue light upon her,
Do all the smal Favors that now can be done her.
And when what Thou lik't shal return to her Clay, 100 For so I'm perswaded she must do one Day
What ever fantastic J . . . . Asgil may say,
When as I have done now, thou shalt set up a Stone
For something however distinguisht or known,
May some Pious Friend the Misfortune bemoan, 105 And make thy Concern by reflexion his own.
____________________The True-Born Englishman1Part I
WHERE-EVER God erects a House of Prayer,
The Devil always builds a Chapel there:
And 'twill be found upon Examination,
The latter has the largest Congregation:
For ever since he first debauch'd the Mind, 5 He made a perfect Conquest of Mankind.
With Uniformity of Service, he
Reigns with a general Aristocracy.
No Nonconforming Sects disturb his Reign,
For of his Yoak there's very few Complain. 10 He knows the Genius and the Inclination,
And matches proper Sins for ev'ry Nation.
He needs no Standing-Army Government;
He always Rules us by our own Consent:
His Laws are easie, and his gentle Sway 25 Makes it exceeding pleasant to obey.
The List of his Vice-gerents and Commanders,
Out-does your Cæsars, or your Alexanders.
They never fail of his infernal Aid,
And he's as certain ne'er to be betray'd. 20
The True-Born Englishman. 1703.