Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Parliament Soldiers.

 Parliament.Parliament of Bats (The), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Parliament Soldiers.
The soldiers of General Monk, who restored Charles II. to the throne.   1
“Ring a ding-ding; ring a ding-ding!
The Parliament soldiers are gone for the king.
Some they did laugh, and some they did cry
To see the Parliament soldiers go by.
[To fetch back the king.]”

 Parliament.Parliament of Bats (The), 


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