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The Methodist

A Poem

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Author: Evan Lloyd
Published: 1766
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,830 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 275
Added to site: 2009.01.12
mnybks.net#: 23109
Genre: Poetry
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disrespectful lower classes, giddy middle classes, and lascivious upper classes are barely kept in check by a system of social class, government, and church. Now, with the checks withdrawn, lawyers and physicians spread their own disorder even further as they:

Quit their beloved wrangling Hall, More loudly in a Church to bawl: ... And full as fervent, on their Knees, For Heav'n they pray, as once for Fees; ... The Physic-Tribe their Art resign, And lose the Quack in the Divine; ... Of a New-birth they prate, and prate While Midwifry is out of Date (pp. 30-31).

He combines the language of tradesmen with the language of mythology and theology to suggest, rather wittily and effectively, that disorder can be commonplace and cosmic simultaneously:

The Bricklay'r throws his Trowel by, And now builds Mansions in the Sky; ... The Waterman forgets his Wherry, And opens a

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