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THE

POPISH DIVAN,

OR,

POLITICAL SANHEDRIM.

A SATIRICAL POEM.

BY ERINACEUS.

" To reign is worth Ambition though in Hell."

MILTON.

6 Sons of a day, just buoyant on the flood,
" Then number'd with the Puppies in the mud!"

POPE.

'LONDON:
PRINTED FOR C. CHAPPLE, 66, PALL-MALL

BY E, HILDYARD, FETTER-LANE, HOLBORN,

1809,

250

3070

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„THE GENTLEMEN

OF THE

1

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

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THIS Effusion is inscribed, as pourtraying, in some degree, the character of a man, who, with unparalleled effrontery, while ADVOCATING THE CAUSE OF POPERY, and attempting to SAP THE ESTABLISHED RELIGION OF THE COUNTRY, has had the temerity to offer himself to your notice, as a candidate for the Chancellorship, and as successor to the lamented and illustrious PORTLAND!

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TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND, it is presented, as affording a correct anticipation of the *blessings which would result to them from a change in the ministry, and from the accession to power of a party, unprincipled and infamous; the disciples of Jacobinism ; the friends of despotism ; the supporters of popish bigotry; and the eternal foes of the religion and liberties of Englishmen!

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