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aversion, either of which I can never survive, to be placed in a gaol, or part with money.
Moses. Your case is truly pitiable. How are the mighty fallen? a few minutes before there was no bounds to your arrogance, now cowardly and look as death, pale and ghafly. O mortal, what have you but inconftancy and weakness? Your boasted sufficiency and rare qualities are not inherent in the creature, but wholly depend on the will of the Creator. A few minutes ago you thought yourself infallibly sure of giving yourself the consequence of a royal personage, as soon as you were equipped in your sham robes of royalty ; but alas, be. hold the change in an instant. You are a true picture or similitude of the weak hypothesis or fabric erected by your boasted relation, and others of the new philosophic tribe, who give themselves to vicious courses, and use every art to persuade themselves, that the scriptures are a falacy, 'contrived and propagated by a set of knaves, to captivate and make men honest, for the benefit and good order of the state and community in which they live. I have, in my peregrination, met with several of these gentle. men, whose philosophy is, not to be undeceived, not relishing the sharpness of the medicine, to illude which, chey have recourse to the senses, with which they erect a standard' behind this. They skulk and screen their filthy and beastly lives, not to appease, quiet, or pacify conscience ; but to. scar and villify the noble and immortal part, reason, the principle and quality of the soul. I may truly aver, that, in the course of fourscore years, I never .conversed with one of this tribe but was innately an enemy to honour, truth and virtue. But why do I thus reason? the hypothesis discloses a megrim, of a mean, dishonest, and base extraction. I beg to enquire of these gentry, if, at the hour of their diffolution, they would not have been happy, had they given the preference to an honest, good, virtuous and honourable life'; if they are so far chafed, not to di. stinguish good from evil, or the honest man from che rascal, I think we may without degradation consider them as meteors or empty bubbles. To deny the Creator, or pretend to prescribe limits to his attributes, either in general or particular, is equally principled in folly and presumption. I will take leave of this tremendous subject, and will say a few words concerning Mr. Luther, your own concern, relaring to yourfelf and son. If my information is true, you are in quest of your son, whose age may be about fourteen years. This boy, at the decease of his uncle, became incicled to the family inheritance or landed estate of 1400l. per annum, nec money of Great Britain. His uncle has also adopted him his role heir, by which adoption 20,000l. stock, 3 per · cent, reduced, is also added to the child's estate, and many other advantages that may accrue, he being heir general of the family.
Luther. What do ye say, or the like of that, do ye mungey, is itrictly crue, and it is wholly by this rascal's outlawry and disinheriting himself by preferring the catholic religion, altho'
my brother's Interest had opened the door of the church to great dignities; besides had he kepo pace with the family prudence and good mo. rals, or the like of that, and then, and suppose, he mighe, as the saying is, have scraped immense riches, without being as myself ar the expence of a groat, do ye mungey; but the yillain placing himself with Ganganelli, like him is become a scape goat; for he has incurred the malediction, haired and curse, reprobation and disinherison, both of us, his blood kindred, and the rights and privileges of a free subject of Great-Britain; which authority and laudable attestation I proved to you in part, at the head of my common prayer book, in a former conference, or the like of thar, as the saying is, do ye mungey; and as I was saying, this pest of his family becoming reprobate, that a Roman papist, or the like of that, Mr. Taylor, do ye mungey; and as the story was handed about, took his uncle, who otherwise carried a keen edge, or the like of that, as Moss caught his mare, good Mr. Taylor, napping, do ye mungey: and as I was saying, dear friend, made all speed io the Papists in London, where he, an arch wag, made an acquaintance, and wafied himself, cho' a child, on his travels to Douay, where he made use of the learning his uncle had instilled into his quick pate, .against the common protestant Republic, my nincompoop, who lately in your presence, worthy friend, offended me, hinted, do ye mungey, worthy Sir, Mr. Taylor, or the like of that, as I was saying, that the boy known to Mr. Rabbi Mofes, who
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allisted in one or two of our late conferences in changing one heretofore, a hardy Scoich Mia:fter, Caivin chen, but since, they tell me, he is called Brother Bonny, which name would have been suirable when a minister, he being a huge dunghill of tallow; but I am told, good Sir, that he has played himself so many papist's tricks, or the like of that, do ye mungey, worthy Mr. Taylor, that, as I was saying, i should not know him again, no not if we were 10 break bread together, or even feed on a Scorch Hagges, or the like of that, do ye mungty, good Sir. Bur, as I was saying, my host cold me in confidence, bring your ear close to my mouth, my worthy friend, as I wish to keep nothing secret froin the man'l love, and have taken to heart to keep him and family near my person, at my palace where ever it be, or the like of that, do ye mungey ; that this boy who fooled Calvin, and would have tricked me also into a papist had I not been disposed for the new philosophy of this our enlightened age and northern hemisphere. Good Mr. Taylor was and is iny very rtprobate papist fon, and for whose fake I set out on my travels to oblige him to disqualify himself as far as his minor age will admii for his uncle's property, fealing the renunciation with an oath on the Holy Evangelist, and fo help me God; for his maxiin from his birth was never to offend his Maker, until his uncle fer him io study the works of the old Christians, which are called Patheis, These old rusty rogues have made an ass of the child, which, as the old siying is, “ It is an
ill wind that blows no one good,” I shall there. fore fcraich him out, and make my confederate of you, my great and good ally, when done we shall have a happy day. The day of the Lord is at hand, so be it. I presume you are a Calvinist, being a Hollander; I am mostly one myself, and if you are, we shall be extremely comforted. I am fond of their hymns.
Taylor. I am a poor son of Saint Peter, and an Irishman, who, through those sanguinary Jaws against the innocent, I am with my family obliged to shelter my head under the protection of foreign princes.
Luther. I wish our holy Religion was restored, it would be a most happy day when we could with truth say, we believe in the one holy Catholic and Apoftolic Church; the Church of Christ, and Peter's Chair for ever: this shall be iny. voice for evermore.
Club. Your Holiness will be pleased to dismiss the Taylor; for we suppose a large concourse of persons who wait for admittance, are the retinue of some Prince who is come to receive your Holiness's blessing.
Luther. My friends, dismiss our worthy brother I beseech you with honor; here is his bill; and receive the prince with majetty, grace, and noble deportment.
Taylor. My time is urgent and will wait ne delay; be expeditious I pray."
Club. His Holiness will discharge your des mand.
Luther. My friend, you hear, requires you to pay his bill; it is extremely reasonable.