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walking, or running, leaning or standing, waking or sleeping, eating, or drinking, or whatsoever thing he does: besides, we separate him from the threshold and all good prayers of the church; from the participation of the holy Jesus; from all sacramental chapels and altars ; from the holy bread and holy water, from all the merit of God's holy priests and religious men; from their cloisters; and from all pardons, privileges, grants and immunities, which all the holy Popes have granted them; and we give him over utterly to the fiend, and let him quench his soul when dead in the pains of hell fire, as this candle is quenched and put out; and let us pray to God, our Lady, St. Peter and St. Paul, that all the senses of his body may fail, as now the light of this candle is gone, except he come on sight hereof, and openly confess his damnable heresy and blasphemy, and by repentance, as much as in him lies, to God, our Lady, St. Peter, and the worshipful company of this church; and as the staff of this holy cross now falls down, so may he, except he recants and repents. Signed,
To the Printer of the London Evening Post.Sir.-Asa proof how little regard the king's friends (as the present administration are pleased to style themselves) pay to the honour of their sovereign and religion, a living of three hundred pounds per annum was lately procured for a Scotch curate, who had fallen into disgrace with his parishioners from a public discovery of his gallantries. For some time the most respectable inhabitants abhorred going to church to hear him preach a doctrine so different from his own practice. The immorality of the 'curate was, however, soon lost in the rector, and his church became more crowded than ever; which shews that fortune makes a saint, and misfortune and poverty a sinner.
Shall it be said, in the pious reign of George the Third, that church preferment, like court favour, goes by kissing? Heaven forbid !
Anecdote of Sir Isaac Newton.—The late Doctor Stukely, one day, by appointment visiting Sir Isaac Newton, the servant said he was in his study. No one was permitted to disturb him there : but as it was near his dinner time, the visitor sat down to wait for him. After a while dinner was brought in ; a boiled chicken under a cover. An hour passed, and Sir Isaac did not appear. The Doctor then eat the fowl; and covering up the empty dish, bid them dress their máster another. Before that was ready, the great man came down: he apologized for his delay, and added, “ give me but leave to take my short dinner, and I shall be at your service; I am fatigued and faint.” Saying this, he lifted up the cover; and without any emotion, turned about to Stukely with a smile,“ see,” says he, “ what we studious people are, I forgot I had dined.”
Extempore, on passing Bloomsbury Square,
Friday, May 17.
They only want the B—-—d level. The following copy of Verses on the death of the Regent of France, was written just after the decease of that Prince, and while his Majesty was at Hanover. 1753.
How vain are mortal man's endeavours !
They meet and chat (as we may now)
Lord! how the chattering tribe admire,
d s what a fall had our dear brother,
The celebrated author of the Dissertation on Dumpling seems to have forgot one material embellishment to his elaborate essay, which he is desired to prefix to his next edition, by way of appendix. .
When as King Henry rul'd this land,
He ruled like a King,
To make a bag pudding.
And stuff'd' it full of plumbs,
As big as both my thumbs.
The King and Queen did eat full sore,
The nobles eke beside,
Next morning it was fry’d.
N. B. This was taken from a manuscript in the Cotton Library, and is set to music by the learned Count Heydaker, to be sung in Masquerade on Seigniora Faustina's benefit night.
On the Death of Dr. Young.
Hic saltem accumulem donis, et fungar inani
Ah, fatal hour! at last we must resign;
Last week the following new invented politic scheme for getting a dram, was practised upon a grocer on the Blind Quay. A woman desired a quart of brandy might be put into a bottle which she brought with her ; but on trial there being