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THE COMMONWEALTH.                                                431
What though the wise make Alderman Isaac If you will choo3e them, do not refuse them,
Put us in prison and steal our estates,                 Since honest Parliament never made thieves,
Though we he forced to he unhorsed,                  Charles will not further have rogues dipt in
And walk on foot as it pleaseth the fates;                murder,
In the King's army no man shall harm ye,            Neither by leases, long lives, nor reprieves.
Then come along, boys, valiant and strong, 'Tis the conditions and propositions
boys,                                            [enjoy; Will not be granted, then be not daunted,
Fight for your goods, which the Roundheads We will our honest old customs enjoy ;
And when you venture London to enter,            Paul's not rejected, will be respected,
And when you come, boys, with fife and drum, And in the Quier voices rise higher,
boys,                                                              Thanks to the heavens and [cry] Vive le
Isaac himself shall cry, five le Boy.                         Boy.
This tune is referred to under the various names of Love lies bleeeding, Law lies bleeding, TJie Cyclops, T/ie Sward, and The power, or The dominion, of the Sword.
In The Loyal Garland, fifth edition, 1686, is " The Dominion of the Sword: A Song made in the Rebellion." Commencing—
" Lay by your pleading, Law lies a bleeding, Burn all your studies, and throw away your reading," &c. It is also in Loyal Songs, i. 223, 1731 (there entitled "The power of the Sword"); in Merry Drollery complete, 1661 and 1670; in Pills to purge Mehncholy, vi. 190; &c.
In the Bagford Collection, a song, " printed at the Hague, for S. Browne, 1659," is named "Chips of the old Block; or Hercules cleansing the Augean Stable. To the tune of The Sword."' It commences—
" Now you, by your good leave, sirs, shall see the Rump can cleave, sirs, And what chips from this treacherous block will come, you may conceive, sirs." ,
Other copies of this will he found in King's Pamphlets, vol. xvi.; in Hats rhymed to death, 1660; and in Loyal Songs, ii. 53.
"Love lies a Heeding; in imitation of Law lies a bleeding" is contained in Merry Drollery complete, 1661 and 1670. There are also copies in ballad form in which the tune is entitled The Cyclops.
" A new Ignoramus: Being the second new song to the same old tune, Law lies a bleeding," was printed by Charles Leigh in 1681, and included in Home rhym'd to death, 8vo., 1683. It commences—
" Since Popish plotters joined with bog-trotters, Sham plots are made as fast as pots are form'd by potters." I This is included in 180 Loyal Songs, 1685 and 1694, with several other political songs to the same tune. Among them, another " Ignoramus," beginning— " Since Reformation with Whigs is in fashion." The tune of Love lies bleeding is contained in every edition of The Dancing Master, from and after 1686 ; in 180 Loyal Songs, 1685 and 1694 ; in Walsh's • Dancing Master; in Pills to purge Melancholy; &c.

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