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in one compact, uniform, firm body, like strong fortreis. But as I was saying, my poor father, God reit kis foul, l'crave pardon, inruding the * fpirit; or the like of that, on your brightness
my poor father would have the table laid out call around, ac equal distances, a rich display of the most beautiful common-prayer books and the great Church Bible on a stand for himself as parfon, where all the family, nnder pain of a hearty drubbing were obliged to affemble and behave with great decorum, until the whole service, according to the church of England, by parliament established, was gone through. Some of our books were decorated with a number of cuts, greatly pleased us children, and made great impressions on our young minds, of love to Christ and his commandments, which the others did not, mine, I suppose, having, "none, I found no relish, but diverred myfelf without being perceived, for fear of a stroke of the parfon's stick, under the table, I being but little was not noticed.
Club. Your eminence was pleased to obferve, that the good old parson, your father, God reft his soul, we beg your eminence's forgiveness on our bended knees, for the spiritual Dip that efcaped, as the hag out of the good parfon's your father's hand; but these instances will take place do what we well can to prevent them. You were pleased to mention a change the last twenty years of the good par son's life, we beseech you to indulge us.
Luther. You must know it is innate and our family complaint, the love of money. My
father'; being Custus of the parish; decided a
matter of theft against the offender or culprit, - who brought an action against my father, and having been a fervant of one' who influenced the: assizes or couri, my father was cast, and fined. The end was, the family religion, and prayer-books, &c. were disbanded and totally haid aside. My poor father, from that epochy I became a stroog stickler for the new philosophy tof this our enlightened age and northern hemifphere, changed the spirit and religion into ridicule; but whenever he mentioned the affair of the hag, or heard it spoken, he recoiled and became fad, declaring, it was a matter of conI viction in which himself was the principle, convinced by an experimental fact, a little before his death, which was upwards of seventy, blind, and no longer a relifh for life or money, he feemed to return and acknowledge his God. I will now resume the brightness of our illumination, and think it absolutely necessary to give its proper place of deftination on the journals of our new philofophy of this our enlightened age and northern hemisphere. Mrs. Midnight and - Host, will you draw near; and as my supporters, affift, expose, shew, and explain, as you have been taught by an unknown hand or influence, this great mystery of the lower face, in which face, is displayed the crab.
Midwife. How can you be fo plaguy nasty, you dirty pig, to expose your filth? If this be your new philosophy of this your enlightened age and northern hemisphere, it is, I confess, the most diabolicals, imprudent, ignorant, and
unnatural jargon that ever since Noah's ark en ; tered the world, your brood of Jackanaps, fim. ple coxcombs, bewitched to your unnatural luft, what is it you wish to expose ? why, truly, the fruit and punishment of an unnatural connec rion which I am told reigos predominant in you new philosophers, and which is now convincing, look at it, a venereal of the most black kind, a cancer; and without exaggeration, cancer, spider, crab; it bears the face the ihree, or in troth, the cancerated Spider Crab.
Luther. Sit down and write quick, this is a prophecy of the first magnitude, in which pro. teítancy and new, philofophy are linked, and future 'harmony and union depends Spider, emblein of wildom, the vitals of philosophy, Crab the most delicious mortel, another, and the most principle clue, which both protestancy and new philosophy can be united in, being the ground and main pursuit of both religions., Here it is, I will unite them. Cancer, one of the (welve signs of the Zodiac, limiting the fun's extent and tract in our northern hemi. Iphere, and with her tropical fine commands thus far proud luminary, but no farther. In this fupreme lign, Cancer, the fun displays her brightness, brilliancy, lustre, and superabundance of all her greatness, is force, power, beneficence, and, in brief, the fulness of blessings, to the new philosophy of this our enlightened age and northern hemisphere, and community at large. My regulaiions, on my return to the great capital of the world, will be in the most conspicuous part, fay St. James's or Hyde
Park, to have ere&ted a magnificent triumphal arch, fixed upon a point near the surface of the earch, on which it can be twirled about; so that chis unparalelled phenomenon, prodigy. and grand luminary of the new philosophy of this our enlightened age and northern hemisphere, shall from one to two o'clock, every Thursday, throughout the year, unless fome cause prevent the exhibiting, the display and full-fraught, fundamental fungency and unknown novelty unto this our new philosophy of this our enlightened age and northern hemisphere. In the centre, over the arch, Thall be a circular hole, of a proper size, so as to fit my lower face, from whence will be displayed the centre of union, as a bright sun, or full moon, exposed with its treasure, or inestimable jewel, grand link, that unites and binds in brotherly love my two flocks, protestant kids, and philofophic pigs, the treasure of bewitching delights, Cancerated Spider Crab, we may, without any impeachment of our new philosophy of this our enlightened age and northern hemisphere, call it the wonder of wonders, mystery of myfteries, great bulwark, gordian knot of union.
Which secret knot, like serpents, twine
: The whole apparatus shall be displayed in the most gorgeous, sumptuous, and Splendid ap
pearance, but without coft ; this laff being and cver has been an invariable rule throughout life in
my conduct, and I should consider ie an unpardonable breach to part with money for any matter, cause, or thing whatsoever; it is an inhe-> ritance from my forefathers; we place our grear relation, as I have fometimes heretofore mentioned, Doctor Tillotson,w as a beacon,' from whom we are fworn never to retract. Every handicraft fhall think himself much noticed and well contented. All things shall be done with exactness and order, beautified, embellished, and adorned with trophies of knight-erranory and fears of chivalry, of this our new philoso phy of this our enlightened age and northern hemisphere. The prime or impore excrescence Cancerated Spider Crab fhall display its brilliancy, richness and celestial glory painted in strong colours, fay, the outer part or border of the face yellow, in imitation of an immense fun-flower, glittering of golden rays, the érab red, with its mouth or centre of union black, which will expofe each part fully and to advantage, particularly to the ladies and gentlemen that cannot, through the great concourse of people, get near ; but by glasses and addition of paint aforesaid, feast and banquet on this delicious object of enchanting delights ; during the hoor of audience this great luminary fhall with gradual pace be turned round, to grant both kids' and pigs, my dearly beloved the heart-felt with of their fouls: We next arrive to the most fubftantial and effential point, which is the philofopher's stone, strong guards of the