retorted on them properly. Satirical pamphlet from 1642 showing Archbishop Laud as a closet catholic. There are three figures shown in the picture increasing in their obvious Catholicism as you look from left to right. As the title says:
The Sound-Head, Round-Head, Rattle-Head, well plac’d where best is merited
The left hand figure is an independant cleric, dressed in his gown over a doublet with some nice long buttons, a wide brimmed hat and a ruff.
The text underneath reads:
This foolish world is full of foul mistakes
Calls virtue, vice, & Goodnes, Badnes makes
The Orthodox, Sound and Religious Man
Atheists call Round-Head (late) a Puritan
Because Hee (roundly) Rattle-Heads, Truth’s foes
Plainly depaints, As this next figure showes
The next figure in the centre on one side represents Archbishop Laud in his bishop’s rochet (the bishop’s surplice), chimere (the black gown) and square cap, and on the right a catholic priest in cassock and biretta. It’s thought that he is supposed to be Robert Philips who was the Queen’s confessor who had been locked in the Tower for refusing to swear on a “heretical” English bible.
This time the text reads:
See heer, the Rattle-Head’s most Rotten-Heart,
Acting the Atheists or Arminians part;
Under One Cater-cap a Ianus-face,
Rejecting Truth a Crucifixe t’embrace
Thus Linsey-Wolsie, Priestly-Prelates vile,
With Romish-rubbish did men’s Soules beguile
At the bottom, the details of the shoes are nice too. The puritan has the widest side openings though.