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bring in Priests of the Church, and let them pray, over him, anointing him with oil in tire same of the Lord; and the prayer of faith flrall fave the fick nan: and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in fins, they shall be forgiven him.: 1 Mof. An outward and visible fign,

An inward and spiritual grace, The two requisites marked out in your Com. mon-Prayer-Book for making a Sacrament, are fo fully complied with by the Apostle, that nothing can be added, nor loop-hole for cavil.

Luth. I have gone beyond past bearing, and can hold forth not the twinkling of an eye longer; you are accuftonied to starving, which disease I abhor; your looks betray your deplorable state. I feel convulsed ; the violence of a craving stomach might be compared to a man beset by wild beasts; on the reverse, a full belly is a heaven upon earth; a blessing of blesfings, and a great blefling. With heart-felt joy we have finished the facraments, and the Confe. rence is over. Leave me; Leave me; I beseech

you, have mercy on me. Mos

. Reverend Sir, why so complying to a monster that devours you ? An avaritious appetite should be moderated and kept in subjection; or you level yourself with the beafts that have no understanding Your goggle eyes ftare, your face ghastly, Your greasy corpse appears quite 'nalty. Adieu.


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Luth. Happy riddance; I fall now revive; What have you here? I feel all alive,

Weefel-face, vain, meagre crew,

Who wither without merit,
But me, seated at my itew,

Preach out Old Luther's spirit.
Hoft. I acknowledge it an extraordinary dish.
In the middle you see the old domestick.

Luth. My darling meat, the old raven.

Host. Round-ball that flanks the crow, is the head of another domestick, the old ram cat.

Luth. Both out of the common, happy man!'

Hoft. The environs, you will note, is interlaced, or enchained, by fix old he-rais.

uth. All to a little, in obedience to my orders. Hoft. The different entrails of these several creatures, with herbs, fpices and a cabbage, compose the pap, or paste, that fills the veffel.

Hoft. Who raps at the door? pray come jo.

Waiter. An English Gentleman, just arrived from Liege in his journey to London, desires to know what English families are in town.

Luth. What is his figure, Ninny-hammer? · Wailer. The Gentleman is plain, tall and meagre, a long slender nose, lank hair, and takes much snuff.

Hoft. I will step, and make 'enquiry.

Luth. A full hospitable purse and jovial companion, you may lawfully admit; but miferly niggards, exclude

my presence. : Do, you mun. gea, or the like of shat, as the saying is.


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. I have spoke to the Gentleman ; I fancy you will prove him a Son of the Church. .,;"

Luth. "Aye, peradventure one of my old potcompanions, Does he appear full-fledged;

my meaning ; not his perriwig? Hoft. I understand your meaning by your leer and squint, witb attendant skew 'or skree lip; he seems no Swindler: I wish all travellers were free from legerdenyain..t::

Luth. I am upon nettles: I cannot avoid neftling. I fit upon eggs and shall bring on the gripes unless I am relieved. You say the parson, or the like of that, do ye mungea, is plain, tall, meagre, long and slender nose, lank hair, and divers such ftuff. Pray, does this plain dealing appear in his garb, his face, or what other augu ration do you draw your furmise from, or the like of that? Do, ye mungea ? Is the nose straight, hooked, or turned cockia hoop? Is it pointed, or a nub at the end ? Lank hair, and a Parson's bushy wig do nột chime well, unless fome mishap has obliged him to decamp, and probably pass under a borrowed dress. I am egged on to disfe&t the rogue, but am afraid of an incum. brance, a knave. I compare to bird-lime, a fpider's net, or fly-trap, to entice the unwary; but it is not easy to take old birds with chaff, or the like of that, as the saying is. Do, ye mungea, invite him in, or the like of that. I shall filt my little urchin; do, ye mungea.

Priest. I am your Reverence's most humble servant.


Luth. I am extremely obliged to you. I fuppose, or she like of that, as the saying is, do, ye mungea, that you are intitled to the honour of Reverence. I am your Reverence's most devoted, or the like of that, as the saying is; do, your Reverence, mungea.

Priest. Your Reverenice do me much bonour. I am an Ecclesiastic, much at your service.

Luth. What pleasantry from our convivial co-operators; I hope, you left all well ?

Priest. Extremely well, praying every blessir.g to friends and acquaintance.

Luth, I much desire to be fifty years back, to join the dance of Cuckolds-rout; them were truly happy times, pure and undefiled; when fimplicity and vigorous nature infused into the heart the amorous injection of love's holy water.

The shepherd, or the like of that (not like the hireling who quits his fļock) gently lies down, and fondles his pretty lambkins, with genial warmth, of spiritual carefles, as the saying is, or the like of that; do ye, mungea.

Priest. Your Reverence have been an old, practitioner in the wars of Venus, and appears to have finished your carreer with robustness, whereas in general the clients of this alluring dame seldom quit the field without displaying some mark of her esteem, either the loss of a nole, or some part of the out-scouts, or van; and sometimes the trunk (if with life, is so shattered, seared, and maimed, that it retains very little resemblance of the human species. L2


Luth. Hah! hah! ha! ha! You are a nincom-poop! fi.del-de-dea; a downright ninnyhammer, mungril, 'poor puny pup. Where, in the name of Jeffrey, have you" imbibed and fucked insipidity, and lost in the horrors of pufillanimity. I could venture three skips of a louse's liver, you are no Oxonian; neither have you breathed the air of Cambridge. How did you divert your time in the circles of London, or the like of that? Not to fummons of tattoo, when the whistle is founded for rendezvous; do you, mungea; driving the rounds of the divine Garden, which gallants you into the arms of the Goddess, and sometimes finishes in a conflict, under the banner of the God Mars, either by a settoo of cudgelling or fisticuffs, that for many years was my lot, being a Hercules, and well trained at Father Broughton's theatre, or the like of that; so that I may avow. I long fubfifted by the strength and dexterity of my fift; as I stood foremolt in all quarrels that required the like of that; and, for my wages, my money-concerns were discharged by our spiritual (raternity.

· Prieft. You have been a general warrior, and often, no doubt, been obliged to mount the pulpit, with swelled eyes and bruised face, a pretty fpeciacle, to preach the neekness of the gospel.

Luth. Who raps, or the like of that? Buzzard, come in; do, you mungea. Hoft. All things are ready, Sir, and upon

the table. Priest. I pray your Reverence's excuse.


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