A briefe some of the Treason intended against the King and State, when they should haue beene assembled in Parliament. Nouemb. 5. 1605. with certaine other English Meeters, which may bee called: A dying repentance, or A mournefull Song for Traytors to make vse of now begun by one of Babingtons company.

HEare the verse which dooth rehearse,

briefly this

Traytors plotforme, which should reforme

thinges amisse.

First in England, then in Scotland,

with such praise

As should make them famous State-men,

all their dayes.

Pouder Barrels must end quarrels,

for vs all:

King and Subiect, Lord and abiect,

great and small.

Bands of P P P1 of all degrees,

haue sought still:

English Brittaines

vtter ruine by their skill.

But since Adam, none could fadom,

plots like this.

Which Nouember, may remember,

to our blisse.

Some good men say, that beyond Sea,

this began:

Fawkes and Winter, first did venter,

to goe on.

These came ouer, and woon other,

to this action:

Piercy,2 Catesby, Wrights and Digby,

12. in faction.

Thus did Thewdas, Caine and Iudas,

vow and sweare:3

Take their Sacrament, and all to worke

this geare.

Prince of darkenes, and hels blacknes,

was their leader:

Piercy Papist, masked Atheist,

banners spreader.

Iuggling Iesuites, with their false sleights,

many a one:

Like lewde Strumpets, and lowde Trumpets,

sets them on.

Thus resoluing, and reuoluing,

of their plot:

God and duety, to their Country,

was forgot.

Some resorted, and reported,

to the crew:

Of this wonder, and great thunder,

to ensue.

Some were Pyners, vnder-mynors,

by consent:

Of the vpper house and Romes,

of Parliament.

Some hirde Vault roome, and brought in soone,

Coales and Wood:

To lay ouer, all the powder,

as it stood.

Traynes were all spread, and Pipes of Lead,

laide with match:

Barres and Wedges, Stones and Sledges,

to dispatch.

Traytor Standly, must leade manly,

Rebelles Stout:

Owin wyely, must bring slyly,

this about.

Proclamation, for a facion,

they had printed:

That Puritane, the State had slayne, and Gods annoynted.

This grose slaunder, as commaunder,

from the Deuill:

Should haue passed, and defaced,

good for euill.

But I wish still, euen with good will,

Papists were:

So conuerted, and true hearted,

as these are.

Then no question, but Religion,

still should flourish:

And no perrill, strife or quarrell,

we should nourish.

But these killed, and Streetes filled,

with their bloud:

Protestants by Papists vants,

should doe small good.

Our Kings Daughter shortly after,

she should raigne:

And so quiet all this ryot

soone againe.

But how long, without all wrong,

this young Queene,

Should be suffered and not smothered,

is not seene.

Then beleeue them, you that shrieue them

for not I:

Will giue credit to this edict,


For, will Wolfe keepe, Lambe of that Sheepe,

he hath eate:

And not rather, soone deuoure it,

As his meate?

These belooued, this is prooued,

euery day:

Where the Papist, or the Atheist

doe keepe sway.

Gods moste sweete word should not be sturd,

yet awhile:

Till to Protestants, ...

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