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Concerning Emperors

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I. GOD SEND THE REGICIDE

Would that the lying rulers of the world
Were brought to block for tyrannies abhorred.
Would that the sword of Cromwell and the Lord,
The sword of Joshua and Gideon,
Hewed hip and thigh the hosts of Midian.
God send that ironside ere tomorrow's sun;
Let Gabriel and Michael with him ride.
God send the Regicide.

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Terence George Craddock 11 February 2010

'And I cannot hate the Kaiser (I hope you understand.) ' Which raises the theme of who is right and who wrong? A question history usually decides bestowing the righteous cause on the victory and absolving the triumphant side of all blame. Interesting that Lindsay sides with Cromwell, Joshua and Gideon 'Would that the sword of Cromwell and the Lord, The sword of Joshua and Gideon, Hewed hip and thigh the hosts of Midian.' Cromwell is remembered as a tyrant and destroyer by some. So hard to read the passions of such hearts, to know their causes and the consequences there of, from the edited pages of history

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