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graceful, and you really think me the Phenix, or the like of that, as the faying is, do ye mungey, that is, the lustre and singular brightness of this our enlightened age. I will not dispute the matter, but yield my hearty confent. The harmonious jingling of Aaron's bells are delightful, vaftly in imitation, resembling the chimes of Weltminster-Abbey; they are excellently chosen, I value them highly. All things fit and agree exceedingly well. Now, if you have, as you have with the other parts, left a fufficient furplus for the Treble Crown, to pass with ease over Aaron's Cap, I shall think myself equipped and as richly embellished with these brilliant gimcracks, bedecked and bedizened, bedashed and bespatcered, made fine, and as handsomely ornamented and accoutred and far surpassing the Great Mogul, Grand Turk, Emperors of China, Perfia, and what not.

I love a great soul, whose law is truth, coupled with noble and grand sentiments. These noble qualities; inherent in your lordship, has raised him to that stupendous height you now behold. This is the great Jubilee, which commences from this day, and shall remain one year universally throughout the world. My mouth has pronounced, the decree is gone forth. So be it, or the like of that; I am what I am, do ye mungey, nincompoop.

Taylor. All things fit and agree exceeding Jemmy, and of the very rich and best materials. Don't your Holiness observe all are of the best, and fit like clock-work, Your Holi




ness will be pleased to declare your royal sentiments on the matter.

Lutber. All things are of the best, and fit delightfully. You are truly an adept and com- / plete proficient in your business.

Taylor. As you are satisfied, I beg the ho. nour to present your Holiness with my bill ; all things are charged in a most regular manner, and marked prices duely attended to and observed.

Moses. Reverend Sir, your Imperial and most transcendant Holiness feems, as the Israelites when discomfited by the Philistines, pale and dismayed. Cheer up, the poor Taylor will be glad to ease your Holiness of the burthensome contents of your facred Imperial purse. Poor man has a wife and many children that entirely live by his needle. Don't, I pray, at holy year of Jubilee, confine your purse, but give him something handsome, as a surplus, to enable him, with his family, to keep your Holiness's Imperial birth-day. A happy presage for the poor Taylor.

Lutber. Take me to the privy with all speed, or, or, oh, oh, oh,-I am covered with shame, but the sudden illness I was taken with, came upon me so sudden and unthought of in a moment, through the unexpected alarm from this best of men, that I had not even time to wave my sceptre or untruss myself. I hope I have not been guilty of ill-manners. The cause is truly humiliating, and my good and worthy friend, I go down on my knees to obtain pardon.


Taylor. I require no such homage ; this befits your character, and not an humble tradesman, who have not a shilling of my own, and those very merchants from whom I had the several materials for the different suits, both Jewish and Christian, I have made you and your gentlemen here present, on your credit as command. ed, wait at the door for payment and discharge of their several bills. Besides these, I have thirty assistants, the decree being hot and preffing, who have been employed, not only the days, but a great part of the nights, to the prejudice of their healths, also, quarrels and dif. agreements with disturbance to their wives, families, and others, at home and abroad, which demand a superproportion of wages and many other urgent extraordinaries for such high and superlative emblematicals, blazoned and wrought in the moft exquisite taste; so that, touching the whole, you will find i have scarce a triling pittance for my poor family.

Luther. I shall assuredly die, nay, I find my. self in the jaws of death, my tongue cleaves to my mouth, my teeth chatter and clatter ; I find myself in a strong ague, my knees knock together, my eyes are dim, so that I have noc light, my legs have no strength, my heart as a clod of clay, and my whole body is chilled and loft in a labyrinth of frights, dread, and fears; one clatter more or strong rat, tat, tat; tat, at, ra, with tumult at the door, must put an end to my existence. O my distracted head and hopeless heart. Alas, a-well-a-day.. O death, where shall I hide myself? Two things are my


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 ghastly.. 0 mortal, what have you but inconstancy 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, behold 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 philofophic 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 gentlemen, whose philosophy is, not to be undeceived, not relishing the sharpness of the medicine, to illude which, they 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 difcloses a megrim, of a ntean, dishonelt, and base extraction. I beg to enquire of these gentry, if, at the hour of their diffolucion, 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 the 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, relating to yourself 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 deceale of his uncle, became intitled to the family inheritance or landed estate of 1400l. per annum, net money of Great Britain. His uncle has also adopted him his fole heir, by which adoption 20,000l. stock, 3 per cent. reduced, is also added to the child's eltate, 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 true, and it is wholly by this rascal's outlawry and disinheriting hiniself by preferring the catholic religion, altho'


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