The leveller

September 16 2013

Sceptre and Crown
Must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crookèd scythe and spade.

[Footnote: ShirleyDeath the Leveller, stanza i, ll. 5-8.]

He was presumably referring to the Levellers.

A Study of History, Vol X, OUP, 1954

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