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CHAPTER VIII
PURITANS AND CAVALIERS II

Puritans at heart, but who had joined the ruling party for the sake of power ; and these men went beyond the others in severity in order to make themselves appear zealous converts.
Samuel Butler, 1612-1680. It is possible that some of these turncoats had a sly relish of a book, the first part of which came out in 1663, and which threw the merry monarch and his court into gales of laughter. Its name was Hudibras, and it was written by one Samuel Butler. Among the few facts known of his life is that he was for some time a member of the household of a Puritan colonel. The gentleman never guessed that he himself in caricature was to be the laughing-stock of the son of the king whom his party had beheaded. This Puritan becomes in Butler's hands a knight who sets out with his squire, quite in the mediaeval fashion, to range the country through and correct abuses. Thus is Sir Hudibras described:

For he was of that stubborn crew
Of errant saints, whom all men grant
To be the true Church Militant :
Such as do build their faith upon
The holy text of pike and gun ;
Decide all controversies by
Infallible artillery,
And prove their doctrine orthodox,
By Apostolic blows and knocks.

There was much comfort in this satire for the mer_ who had been beaten by the " infallible artillery:"
Nobody cares much to-day which side Butler made fun of. We value Hudibras for its amusing similes, its real wisdom, and its witty couplets, such as :

The sun had long since in the lap
Of Thetis taken out his nap,

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